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Definitions of burning:

  • noun:   the act of burning something
    Example: "The burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
  • noun:   execution by fire
  • noun:   execution by electricity
  • noun:   a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  • noun:   pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
  • adjective:   producing or having a painfully hot sensation
    Example: "Begged for water to soothe his burning throat"
  • adjective:   consuming fuel; used in combination
    Example: "Coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves"
  • adjective:   lighted up by or as by fire or flame
    Example: "A burning cigarette"


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