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Definitions of burning

  1. execution by electricity Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The act of reducing to ashes; a fire; the vehemence or raging of passion. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  4. Very hot; scorching; powerful. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  5. characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. consuming fuel; used in combination; "coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. intensely hot; "a burning fever"; "the burning sand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. of immediate import; "burning issues of the day" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Much heated; scorching; powerful; vehement; exciting. Burning-glass, a glass so formed as to concentrate the sun's rays to a focus, and produce intense heat. Burning-mirror, a concave mirror, usually of metal, which concentrates the sun's rays to a focus with similar effect. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

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Usage examples for burning

  1. Well, then, it's a burning shame that in a city called Christian a poor girl is not more safe outside of her own door than if she were in a jungle. – Without a Home by E. P. Roe
  2. Burning under the memory of her kiss of the night before, Mostyn told himself that he must by all means see her alone that day. – The Desired Woman by Will N. Harben
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