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Overview of noun burning

The noun burning has 6 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) burning, combustion

(the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance")

2. burn, burning

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

3. combustion, burning

(a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light)

4. electrocution, burning

(execution by electricity)

5. burning, burning at the stake

(execution by fire)

6. burning

(a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin)


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 burning

The adj burning has 1 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. burning

(of immediate import; "burning issues of the day")

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