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  Definition of burning
  1. the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
  2. execution by fire
  3. execution by electricity
  4. a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  5. pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
  6. lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car''s tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "blazing logs in the fireplace"; "a burning cigarette"; "a flaming cr
  7. consuming fuel; used in combination; "coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves"
  8. producing or having a painfully hot sensation; "begged for water to soothe his burning throat"
Similar Words: combustion, burning at the stake, electrocution, burn, ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), blazing, flaming, on fire(p)

 

Hyponyms: arson, incendiarism, fire-raising, ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammation, incineration, auto-da-fe, deflagration, fire, flame, flaming, internal combustion

 

Derivational Morphology: burn, combust, electrocute, fry, bite, sting

 

Anagrams: rubbing

 

 
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