Meaning of self-combustion in English:

self-combustion

noun

  • 1The action or process of catching fire and burning without (apparent) external cause.

  • 2Figurative and in figurative contexts. The action or process of being destroyed from within, self-destruction; the process or state of being overwhelmed or consumed by strong emotions.

Origin

Early 19th century. From self- + combustion.

Pronunciation

self-combustion

/ˌsɛlfkəmˈbʌstʃ(ə)n/