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Dictionary definition for: Burn

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

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

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

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

5. (n) an injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

6. (v) undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"

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

8. (n) a burned place or area

9. (n) damage inflicted by burning

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

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

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

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

14. (v) spend (significant amounts of money) "He has money to burn"

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

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

17. (v) get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

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

19. (v) use up (energy) "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

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

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