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burning

noun

1 burning

The act of burning something:
— The burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance.

synonym: combustion.

Roget 384: increase of temperature; heating etc. v.; calefaction, tepefaction, torrefaction; melting, fusion; liquefaction etc. 335; burning etc. ... show more

Dutch: verbranding
Polish: palenie



3 burning

A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light.

synonym: combustion.

Dutch: commotie, verbranding, brand, ontbranding
Polish: spalanie

4 burning

Execution by electricity.

synonym: electrocution.

5 burning

Execution by fire.

synonym: burning at the stake.

Polish: stos

6 burning

A form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin.

Polish: spalanie

adjective

1 burning

Of immediate import.

Roget 825: excitable, easily excited, in an excitable state; high-strung; irritable etc. (irascible) 901; impatient, intolerant.    feverish, febrile, hysterical; delirious, ... show more

Roget 865: desirous; desiring etc. v.; inclined etc. (willing) 602; partial to; fain, wishful, optative; anxious, ... show more

Roget 900: angry, wrath, irate; ireful, wrathful; cross etc. (irascible) 901; Achillean; sulky, etc. 901.1; bitter, ... show more

Roget 382: hot, warm, mild, genial, tepid, lukewarm, unfrozen; thermal, thermic; calorific; fervent, fervid; ardent; ... show more

Roget 821: feeling etc. v.; sentient; sensuous; sensorial, sensory; emotive, emotional; of feeling, with feeling etc. n.. warm, ... show more


Moby thesaurus: abandoned, ablaze, acerb, acerbate, acerbic, acid, acidic, acidulent, acidulous, acrimonious, afire, aflame, aflicker, aglow, algetic, alight, angry, animal heat, approaching, approximate ... show more.

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burn

noun

1 burn

Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire.

synonym: burning.

Roget 348: running water.    jet, spirt, spurt, squirt, spout, spray, splash, rush, gush, jet d'eau [Fr.]; sluice.    water spout, water fall; ... show more

Polish: pieczenie

2 burn

A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun.

synonyms: sunburn, suntan, tan.

Dutch: gebruinde kleur
Polish: opalenizna

3 burn

An injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation.

Dutch: afbranden, brandwond
Polish: oparzenie, poparzenie

4 burn

A place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body).

synonym: burn mark.

Dutch: verbranding

5 burn

Damage inflicted by fire.

Polish: poparzenie siÄ™

verb

1 burn

Destroy by fire:
— They burned the house and his diaries.

synonyms: burn down, fire.

Roget 825: be impatient etc. adj.; not be able to bear etc. 826; bear ill, wince, chafe, champ a bit; be in a stew etc. n.; be out of all patience, ... show more

Dutch: branden, verbranden

2 burn

Shine intensely, as if with heat:
— The candles were burning.

synonym: glow.

Roget 382: be hot etc. adj.; glow, flush, sweat, swelter, bask, smoke, reek, stew, simmer, seethe, boil, ... show more

Dutch: branden

3 burn

Undergo combustion:
— Maple wood burns well.

synonym: combust.

Dutch: branden, fikken

4 burn

Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort:
— The sun burned his face.

synonyms: bite, sting.

5 burn

Cause to burn or combust:
— The sun burned off the fog.

synonym: combust.

6 burn

Feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion.

7 burn

Cause to undergo combustion:
— Burn garbage.
— The car burns only Diesel oil.

synonym: incinerate.

8 burn

Execute by tying to a stake and setting alight.

9 burn

Spend (significant amounts of money).

10 burn

Feel hot or painful.

11 burn

Burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent.

synonyms: cauterise, cauterize.

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

Roget 197: be near etc. adj.; adjoin, hang about, trench on; border upon, verge upon; stand by, approximate, tread on the heels of, cling to, clasp, hug; ... show more

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

Roget 480a: discover, find, determine, evolve, learn etc. 539; fix upon; pick up; find out, trace out, make out, hunt out, fish out, ... show more

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

Dutch: toebranden

12 burn

Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.

synonym: sunburn.

Dutch: verbranden

13 burn

Create by duplicating data:
— Burn a CD.

synonym: cut.

14 burn

Use up (energy):
— Burn off calories through vigorous exercise.

synonyms: burn off, burn up.

Dutch: opbranden

15 burn

Damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation.

Dutch: beledigen, kwetsen, brandblaar, verbranden
Polish: spalenizna


Moby thesaurus: Earth insertion, LEM, LM, abrade, abrasion, adolescent stream, afflict, agonize, ail, air-dry, altitude peak, anhydrate, apogee, arroyo, assault, attack, attitude-control rocket, automatic control, bake, ballistic capsule ... show more.

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