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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")


Overview of adj burned

The adj burned has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. burned, burnt

(treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; "burnt sienna")

2. burned, burnt, burned-over, burned-out, burnt-out

(destroyed or badly damaged by fire; "a row of burned houses"; "a charred bit of burnt wood"; "a burned-over site in the forest"; "barricaded the street with burnt-out cars")

3. burned, burnt

(ruined by overcooking; "she served us underdone bacon and burnt biscuits")

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