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burn

burn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word burn

Definition
(noun) pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
Synonyms : burning

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(noun) a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
Synonyms : sunburn , suntan , tan

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(noun) an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
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(noun) a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
Synonyms : burn mark

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(noun) damage inflicted by fire
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(verb) destroy by fire
Synonyms : burn down , fire
Example Sentence
  • They burned the house and his diaries

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(verb) shine intensely, as if with heat
Synonyms : glow
Example Sentence
  • The coals were glowing in the dark
  • The candles were burning

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(verb) undergo combustion
Synonyms : combust
Example Sentence
  • Maple wood burns well

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(verb) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
Synonyms : bite , sting
Example Sentence
  • The sun burned his face

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(verb) cause to burn or combust
Synonyms : combust
Example Sentence
  • The sun burned off the fog
  • We combust coal and other fossil fuels

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(verb) feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion
Example Sentence
  • She was burning with anger
  • He was burning to try out his new skies

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(verb) cause to undergo combustion
Synonyms : incinerate
Example Sentence
  • burn garbage
  • The car burns only Diesel oil

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(verb) burn at the stake
Example Sentence
  • Witches were burned in Salem

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(verb) spend (significant amounts of money)
Example Sentence
  • He has money to burn

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(verb) feel hot or painful
Example Sentence
  • My eyes are burning

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(verb) burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
Synonyms : cauterise , cauterize
Example Sentence
  • The surgeon cauterized the wart

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(verb) get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
Synonyms : sunburn

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(verb) create by duplicating data
Synonyms : cut
Example Sentence
  • cut a disk
  • burn a CD

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(verb) use up (energy)
Synonyms : burn off , burn up
Example Sentence
  • burn off calories through vigorous exercise

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(verb) burn with heat, fire, or radiation
Example Sentence
  • The iron burnt a hole in my dress

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