Meaning of burn

Definition of burn

(noun) pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
damage inflicted by fire
(verb) destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"
undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"
(adv) in an invulnerable manner; "the agreed line was to involve at several points the withdrawal of French troops from positions which they had quite securely held"
(verb) execute by tying to a stake and setting alight; "Witches were burned in Salem"
spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"
feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"
burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"
get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

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