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Comestible vs. Combustible

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Comestibleadjective

Suitable to be eaten; edible.

Combustibleadjective

Capable of burning

‘Dumping fertilizer on top of whatever mysterious goop was in the storage tank created a combustible mix which caught on fire.’;

Comestiblenoun

Anything that can be eaten; food.

Combustibleadjective

(figurative) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.

Comestibleadjective

Suitable to be eaten; eatable; esculent.

‘Some herbs are most comestible.’;

Combustiblenoun

A material that is capable of burning.

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Comestiblenoun

Something suitable to be eaten; - commonly in the plural.

Combustibleadjective

Capable of taking fire and burning; apt to catch fire; inflammable.

‘Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.’;

Comestiblenoun

any substance that can be used as food

Combustibleadjective

Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.

‘Arnold was a combustible character.’;

Comestibleadjective

suitable for use as food

Combustiblenoun

A substance that may be set on fire, or which is liable to take fire and burn.

‘All such combustibles as are cheap enough for common use go under the name of fuel.’;

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Combustiblenoun

a substance that can be burned to provide heat or power

Combustibleadjective

capable of igniting and burning

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