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Burn

Definition

[n] damage inflicted by burning
[n] a burned place or area
[n] an injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
[n] a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
[n] pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
[v] get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
[v] burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"
[v] burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"
[v] undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
[v] cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"
[v] destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
[v] use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
[v] record a performance on; "cut a record"
[v] feel strong emotion, esp. anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"
[v] cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
[v] feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"
[v] spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"
[v] burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem"
[v] cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
[v] shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"

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