- burning as a noun:
- 6 as an adjective:
- 1 burn as a noun:
- 5 as a verb:
The act of burning something:
— The burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance.
A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light.
Dutch: commotie, verbranding, brand, ontbranding
Execution by electricity.
Execution by fire.
synonym: burning at the stake.
A form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin.
Of immediate import.
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Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire.
A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun.
Dutch: gebruinde kleur
An injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation.
Dutch: afbranden, brandwond
Polish: oparzenie, poparzenie
A place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body).
synonym: burn mark.
Damage inflicted by fire.
Polish: poparzenie się
Destroy by fire:
— They burned the house and his diaries.
Dutch: branden, verbranden
Shine intensely, as if with heat:
— The candles were burning.
— Maple wood burns well.
Dutch: branden, fikken
Cause to burn or combust:
— The sun burned off the fog.
Feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion.
Cause to undergo combustion:
— Burn garbage.
— The car burns only Diesel oil.
Execute by tying to a stake and setting alight.
Spend (significant amounts of money).
Feel hot or painful.
Burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent.
Roget 972: punish; chastise, chasten; castigate, correct, inflict punishment, administer correction, deal retributive justice; cowhide, lambaste [Slang]. visit upon, pay; pay out, serve out; ... show more
Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.
Create by duplicating data:
— Burn a CD.
Use up (energy):
— Burn off calories through vigorous exercise.
Damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation.
Dutch: beledigen, kwetsen, brandblaar, verbranden
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