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    burn - Dictionary definition and meaning for word burn

    Definition
    (noun) pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    Synonyms : burning
    Definition
    (noun) a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    Synonyms : sunburn , suntan , tan
    Definition
    (noun) an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation Definition
    (noun) a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
    Synonyms : burn mark
    Definition
    (noun) damage inflicted by fire Definition
    (verb) destroy by fire
    Synonyms : burn down , fire
    Example Sentence
    • They burned the house and his diaries
    Definition
    (verb) shine intensely, as if with heat
    Synonyms : glow
    Example Sentence
    • The coals were glowing in the dark
    • The candles were burning
    Definition
    (verb) undergo combustion
    Synonyms : combust
    Example Sentence
    • Maple wood burns well
    Definition
    (verb) cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    Synonyms : bite , sting
    Example Sentence
    • The sun burned his face
    Definition
    (verb) cause to burn or combust
    Synonyms : combust
    Example Sentence
    • The sun burned off the fog
    • We combust coal and other fossil fuels
    Definition
    (verb) feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion
    Example Sentence
    • She was burning with anger
    • He was burning to try out his new skies
    Definition
    (verb) cause to undergo combustion
    Synonyms : incinerate
    Example Sentence
    • burn garbage
    • The car burns only Diesel oil
    Definition
    (verb) burn at the stake
    Example Sentence
    • Witches were burned in Salem
    Definition
    (verb) spend (significant amounts of money)
    Example Sentence
    • He has money to burn
    Definition
    (verb) feel hot or painful
    Example Sentence
    • My eyes are burning
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (verb) get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
    Synonyms : sunburn
    Definition
    (verb) create by duplicating data
    Synonyms : cut
    Example Sentence
    • cut a disk
    • burn a CD
    Definition
    (verb) use up (energy)
    Synonyms : burn off , burn up
    Example Sentence
    • burn off calories through vigorous exercise
    Definition
    (verb) burn with heat, fire, or radiation
    Example Sentence
    • The iron burnt a hole in my dress
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