Combustible vs Flashover - What's the difference?

combustible | flashover |


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.

combustible

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Capable of burning
  • Dumping fertilizer on top of whatever mysterious goop was in the storage tank created a combustible mix which caught on fire.
  • * South
  • Sin is to the soul like fire to combustible matter.
  • (figurative) Easily kindled or excited; quick; fiery; irascible.
  • * Washington Irving
  • Arnold was a combustible character.

    Antonyms

    * incombustible

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A material that is capable of burning.
  • flashover

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia flashover) (en noun)
  • The near simultaneous ignition of all combustible material in an enclosed area.
  • An unintended electric discharge or arc over or around an insulator
  • Derived terms

    *flashover voltage