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asbestos one of two forms of a mineral that can be separated into fibers, is not combustible, and is resistant to chemical action, used to make fireproofing and insulating materials. [1/2 definitions]
blackdamp a suffocating gas composed of carbon dioxide and nitrogen, found as a residue of fires and explosions of combustible gases in mines; chokedamp.
carbon monoxide a colorless, odorless, combustible, and very poisonous gas, produced by the incomplete combustion of material containing carbon, such as gasoline, because of insufficient air.
carburetor a device in an internal-combustion engine that produces a combustible mixture of vaporized fuel and air.
firebreak a piece of land that has been cleared of vegetation and other combustible objects in order to contain a fire. [1/2 definitions]
flammable able to catch on fire easily; combustible.
flash point the lowest temperature at which a combustible liquid will give a flash of light when heat is applied. [1/2 definitions]
fuse1 a tube or the like, filled with a combustible substance used to detonate an explosive. [1/3 definitions]
match1 a slender strip of wood or cardboard with a combustible material on the end that is ignited by friction.
noncombustible combined form of combustible.
propylene a colorless combustible gas derived during the refining of petroleum and used in organic synthesis.
toluene a colorless combustible liquid hydrocarbon obtained from coal tar and petroleum, used in high octane fuels, dyes, and explosives, and as a solvent.