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Dictionary definition for: Burning

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

2. (s) producing or having a painfully hot sensation; "begged for water to soothe his burning throat"

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

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

5. (n) execution by electricity

6. (s) lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning" "even the car''s tires were aflame" "a night aflare with fireworks" "candles alight on the tables" "blazing logs in the fireplace" "a burning cigarette" "a flaming cr

7. (n) execution by fire

8. (s) consuming fuel; used in combination; "coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves"

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