combust vs erupt what difference

what is difference between combust and erupt

English

Etymology

From Middle English combust (burnt), from Old French combust, from Latin combūstus.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ʌst

Verb

combust (third-person singular simple present combusts, present participle combusting, simple past and past participle combusted)

  1. To burn; to catch fire.
  2. (intransitive, figuratively) To erupt with enthusiasm or boisterousness.

Hyponyms

  • deflagrate
  • detonate

Derived terms

Translations

Adjective

combust (comparative more combust, superlative most combust)

  1. (obsolete) Burnt.
  2. (astrology) In close conjunction with the sun (so that its astrological influence is “burnt up”), sometimes specified to be within 8 degrees 30′.
    • , I.iii.1.3:
      Guianerius had a patient could make Latin verses when the moon was combust, otherwise illiterate.

Noun

combust

  1. (obsolete) That which undergoes burning.


English

Etymology

From Latin eruptus, past participle of ērumpō (to break out (of), to burst out (from)), from e (out) + rumpō (to break).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈɹʌpt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌpt

Verb

erupt (third-person singular simple present erupts, present participle erupting, simple past and past participle erupted)

  1. (intransitive) To eject something violently (such as lava or water, as from a volcano or geyser).
    The volcano erupted, spewing lava across a wide area.
  2. (intransitive) To burst forth; to break out.
    The third molar tooth erupts late in most people, and sometimes does not appear at all.
  3. (intransitive, figuratively) To spontaneously release pressure or tension.
    The crowd erupted in anger.
    • :
      And Stamford Bridge erupted with joy as Florent Malouda slotted in a cross from Drogba, who had stayed just onside.
  4. (intransitive, biology) (Of birds, insects, etc.) To suddenly appear in a certain region in large numbers.

Synonyms

  • burst

Related terms

  • eruption

Translations

Further reading

  • erupt in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • erupt in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • erupt at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • ‘puter, Puter, Putre, puter, reput, upter

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