As nouns the difference between combustible and flashover
is that combustible
is a material that is capable of burning while flashover
is the near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.
As an adjective combustible
is capable of burning.
Capable of burning
- Dumping fertilizer on top of whatever mysterious goop was in the storage tank created a combustible mix which caught on fire.
(figurative) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
* Washington Irving
- Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
- Arnold was a combustible character.
A material that is capable of burning.
The near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.
An unintended electric discharge or arc over or around an insulator