Dictionary Results for burning


1. burning - noun

· the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

Synonym(s): combustion

Hypernym(s): change_of_integrity




2. burning - noun

· pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

Synonym(s): burn

Hypernym(s): pain, hurting




3. burning - noun

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

Synonym(s): combustion

Hypernym(s): oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation




4. burning - noun

· execution by electricity

Synonym(s): electrocution

Hypernym(s): execution, executing, capital_punishment, death_penalty




5. burning - noun

· execution by fire

Synonym(s): burning_at_the_stake

Hypernym(s): execution, executing, capital_punishment, death_penalty




6. burning - noun

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

Hypernym(s): torture, torturing




7. burn - verb

· destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"

Synonym(s): fire, burn_down

Hypernym(s): destroy, ruin




8. burn - verb

· shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"

Synonym(s): glow

Hypernym(s): shine, beam




9. burn - verb

· undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"

Synonym(s): combust

Hypernym(s): change_state, turn




10. burn - verb

· cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"

Synonym(s): bite, sting

Hypernym(s): ache, smart, hurt




11. burn - verb

· cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

Synonym(s): combust




12. burn - verb

· feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"

Hypernym(s): feel, experience




13. burn - verb

· cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"

Synonym(s): incinerate

Hypernym(s): change_integrity




14. burn - verb

· execute by tying to a stake and setting alight; "Witches were burned in Salem"

Hypernym(s): execute, put_to_death




15. burn - verb

· spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"

Hypernym(s): waste, blow, squander




16. burn - verb

· feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"

Hypernym(s): ache, smart, hurt




17. burn - verb

· burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"

Synonym(s): cauterize, cauterise

Hypernym(s): treat, care_for, burn




18. burn - verb

· get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

Synonym(s): sunburn

Hypernym(s): discolor, discolour, colour, color




19. burn - verb

· create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"

Synonym(s): cut

Hypernym(s): produce, make, create




20. burn - verb

· use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

Synonym(s): burn_off, burn_up

Hypernym(s): consume, eat_up, use_up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run_through, wipe_out




21. burn - verb

· damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

Hypernym(s): damage




22. burning - adjective

· of immediate import; "burning issues of the day"





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