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Overview of noun burn

The noun burn has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (1) burn, burning

(pain that feels hot as if it were on fire)

2. (1) tan, suntan, sunburn, burn

(a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun)

3. burn

(an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation)

4. burn, burn mark

(a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body))

5. burn

(damage inflicted by fire)


Overview of verb burn

The verb burn has 15 senses? (first 12 from tagged texts)
1. (11) burn, fire, burn down

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

2. (10) burn, glow

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

3. (9) burn, combust

(undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well")

4. (4) bite, sting, burn

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

5. (2) burn, combust

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

6. (2) burn

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

7. (2) burn, incinerate

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

8. (1) burn

(burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem")

9. (1) burn

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

10. (1) burn

(feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning")

11. (1) cauterize, cauterise, burn

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

12. (1) sunburn, burn

(get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun)

13. cut, burn

(create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD")

14. burn off, burn, burn up

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

15. burn

(burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress")

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