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Combustion is the act of burning something or the process of burning.     (TECHNICAL)      n-uncount   oft N n  
The energy is released by combustion on the application of a match...     
    internal combustion engine  

internal combustion engine        ( internal combustion engines    plural  ) An internal combustion engine is an engine that creates its energy by burning fuel inside itself. Most cars have internal combustion engines.      n-count  
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