Meaning of “spontaneous combustion” in the English Dictionary

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"spontaneous combustion" in British English

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spontaneous combustionnoun [ U ]

uk /spɒnˌteɪ.ni.əs kəmˈbʌs.tʃən/ us /spɑːnˌteɪ.ni.əs kəmˈbʌs.tʃən/

a situation in which something suddenly starts to burn without any obvious cause

(Definition of “spontaneous combustion” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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