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Definitions of burn

  1. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. damage inflicted by burning Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a burned place or area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. an injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. pain that feels hot as if it were on fire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. record a performance on; "cut a record" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. To perfect or improve by fire or heat; to submit to the action of fire or heat for some economic purpose; to destroy or change some property or properties of, by exposure to fire or heat in due degree for obtaining a desired residuum, product, or effect; to bake; as, to burn clay in making bricks or pottery; to burn wood so as to produce charcoal; to burn limestone for the lime. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To make or produce, as an effect or result, by the application of fire or heat; as, to burn a hole; to burn charcoal; to burn letters into a block. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does; as, to burn the mouth with pepper. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To apply a cautery to; to cauterize. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize; as, a man burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration; to burn iron in oxygen. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To be of fire; to flame. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To suffer from, or be scorched by, an excess of heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. To have a condition, quality, appearance, sensation, or emotion, as if on fire or excessively heated; to act or rage with destructive violence; to be in a state of lively emotion or strong desire; as, the face burns; to burn with fever. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To combine energetically, with evolution of heat; as, copper burns in chlorine. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A hurt, injury, or effect caused by fire or excessive or intense heat. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The operation or result of burning or baking, as in brickmaking; as, they have a good burn. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A disease in vegetables. See Brand, n., 6. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A small stream. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; - frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Injuries to tissues caused by contact with heat, steam, chemicals (BURNS, CHEMICAL), electricity (BURNS, ELECTRIC), or the like. Medical Dictionary DB
  38. To destroy or injure by fire; to reduce to ashes; to scorch; to inflame or tan (the skin); to affect with a burning feeling. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  39. To be on fire; to suffer from, or be injured by, too much heat; to glow; to shine; to be inflamed with passion or desire; as, he burns to win fame. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  40. An injury to the flesh caused by fire; the result of too much heat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  41. Burnt and burned. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  42. Burning. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  43. 1. To consume with fire. 2. To cause a lesion of the skin by heat. 3. To cause a lesion by acid or any other agent, similar to that caused by heat; to cauterize. 4. To suffer pain caused by excessive heat, or a similar pain from any cause. 5. A lesion caused by heat or any cauterizing agent. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  44. To consume or injure by fire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  45. To be on fire: to feel excess of heat: to be inflamed with passion:-pa.p. burned or burnt. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  46. A hurt or mark caused by fire. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  47. Injury or mark caused by fire. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  48. To be on fire; to feel great heat. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  49. To affect or destroy by or as by fire; consume; scorch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  50. To be on fire; appear or feel hot; be eager or excited; glow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  51. An effect or injury from burning; a burnt place. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  52. A brook or rivulet. bourn; bourne. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. A bodily hurt or injury caused by fire; the operation of burning or baking, as in brick-making; a brook. To burn one's fingers, to suffer from speculating or interfering in other men's matters. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  54. To consume or injure with fire; to subject to the action of fire; to affect, as by the action of fire; to consume chemically; to cauterize. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  55. To be on fire; to glow; to act with destructive violence; to be inflamed with passion or desire; to feel excess of heat. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. An injury to the flesh by the action of fire. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  57. To injure by fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of fire; to harden by fire; to scorch, as the clothes; to be on fire; to shine; to rage with violence or passion; to feel excess of heat in the body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  58. A brook; a small running stream. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  59. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; -- frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood. mso.anu.edu.au
  60. To injure by fire or heat; to change destructively some property or properties of, by undue exposure to fire or heat; to scorch; to scald; to blister; to singe; to char; to sear; as, to burn steel in forging; to burn one's face in the sun; the sun burns the grass. mso.anu.edu.au
  61. To consume with fire. The verb "to burn," in an indictment for arson, is to be taken in its common meaning of "to consume with fire." Hester v. State, 17 Ga. 130. thelawdictionary.org
  62. To consume with fire; to reduce to ashes by the action of heat or fire; frequently intensified by up: as, to burn up wood. dictgcide_fs
  63. burn, n. a small stream or brook: a spring or fountain. [A.S. burna; cog. with Dut. and Ger. born.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  64. burn, v.t. to consume or injure by fire.--v.i. to be on fire: to feel excess of heat: to be inflamed with passion:--pa.p. burned or burnt.--n. a hurt or mark caused by fire.--ns. BURN'ER, the part of a lamp or gas-jet from which the flame arises; BURN'ING, act of consuming by fire: conflagration: inflammation.--adj. very hot: scorching: ardent: excessive.--ns. BURN'ING-GLASS, a convex lens concentrating the sun's rays at its focus; BURN'ING-HOUSE, a kiln; BURN'ING-MIRR'OR, a concave mirror for producing heat by concentrating the sun's rays; BURN'ING-POINT, the temperature at which a volatile oil in an open vessel will take fire from a match held close to its surface; BURNT'-EAR, a kind of smut in oats, wheat, &c., caused by a microscopic fungus; BURNT'-OFF'ERING, something offered and burned upon an altar as a sacrifice--amongst the Hebrews, apparently offerings of dedication and to some extent of expiation; BURNT'-SIENN'A (see SIENNA); BURN'-THE-WIND (Scot.), a blacksmith.--BURN A HOLE IN ONE'S POCKET, said of money, when one is eager to spend it; BURN BLUE, to burn with a bluish flame like that of brimstone; BURN DAYLIGHT (Shak.), to waste time in superfluous actions; BURN DOWN, to burn to the ground; BURN IN, to eat into, as fire: to fix and render durable, as colours, by means of intense heat, to imprint indelibly on the mind; BURNING BUSH, the emblem of the Presbyterian churches of Scotland, with the motto, 'Nec tamen consumebatur,' adopted from Ex. iii. 2, in memory of the unconquerable courage of the Covenanters under the cruel persecutions of the 17th century; BURNING QUESTION, one being keenly discussed; BURN ONE'S BOATS, to cut one's self off, as Cortes did, from all chance of retreat, to stake everything on success; BURN ONE'S FINGERS, to suffer from interfering in others' affairs, from embarking in speculations, &c.; BURN OUT, to destroy by means of burning: to burn till the fire dies down from want of fuel; BURN THE WATER, to spear salmon by torchlight; BURN UP, to consume completely by fire: to be burned completely. [A.S.; the weak verb boernan, boernde, boerned, has been confused with beornan, byrnan, barn, bornen; cf. Ger. brennen, to burn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  65. Sax. bernan or byrnan, 'to burn or bren.' Us'tio, Ambus'tio, Adus'tio, Tresis Causis, Erythe'ma Ambus'tio, Causis, Encau'sis, Pyrieaus'tum, Combustu'ra, Catacau'ma, Combus'tio, (F.) Brulure. An injury produced by the action of too great heat on the body. Burns are of greater or less extent, from the simple irritation of the integument to the complete destruction of the part. The consequences are more or less severe, according to the extent of injury, and the part affected. Burns of the abdomen, when apparently doing well, are sometimes followed by fatal results. Their treatment varies,-at times, the antiphlogistic being required; at others, one more stimulating. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  66. [Latin] A lesion produced by the local action of great heat or of caustics. B’s of the first degree produce reddening of the skin; of the second degree, vesication; third degree, partial destruction of the skin; fourth degree, destruction of the whole thickness of the skin; fifth degree, destruction down to the bone; sixth degree, destruction of the limb, bones and all. B’s above the third degree produce very contractile cicatrices which cause often great deformity. Treatment: puncture of vesicles, protection of surface by lime liniment (Carron oil), lead carbonate and its ointment, zinc oxide, bismuth subnitrate, starch, flour, vaselin, iodoform, picric acid, cotton; lotions of sodium bicarbonate or lead-and-opium wash, especially in b’s of first degree, to relieve irritation. na
  67. (Scotch, north., poet.). Small stream. [Dutch] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  68. (burnt sometimes burned). Consume, waste, by fire (t. & i., the heat, heating person, or heated thing, being subject; b. away, out, to nothing, to extinction; b. up, get rid of by fire; b. out, consume contents of; b. one\'s boats, commit oneself irrevocably to a course); blaze, glow, with fire (b. up, flash into blaze; b. down, low, less vigorously as fuel fails); give, make to give, light (lamp, candles, gas, oil, &c.; b. blue &c., give blue &c. light; b. candle at both ends, not husband energy; b. daylight, use artificial light by day); put, be put, to death by fire; harden, produce, (bricks, lime, charcoal) by heat; make (hole &c.) by heat (money burns hole in pocket, clamours to be spent); injure, be injured, by fire or great heat (b. one\'s fingers, suffer for meddling or rashness); char, scorch, in cooking (t. & i.), adhere to saucepan &c.; cauterize, brand, (b. in, into, impress indelibly); eat, make acid &c. eat, its way (into material, material, or abs.); parch, freckle, tan, colour, (t. & i.; abs. or with brown, dry, &c.); give, feel, sensation or pain (as) of heat (burnt child dreads fire; ears b., when one is talked of; b., get near discovery or truth, as in child\'s game); make, be, hot or passionate, glow, blaze, rage, yearn; b. person out, expel him by fire; b. the water, spear salmon by torchlight; burning-glass, convex lens or concave mirror concentrating sun\'s rays enough to ignite object at focus; burnt offering, sacrifice made by burning. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  69. Sore, mark, on body made by burning. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  70. burnt almond, a sweetmeat. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  71. A lesion produced by heat. To consume with fire or caustic. [Old Eng.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  72. n. A rivulet or brook. Cabinet Dictionary
  73. n. A hurt or injury caused by fire;—the operation of burning or baking, as bricks. Cabinet Dictionary
  74. A hut caused by fire. Complete Dictionary

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