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Verb: burn (burned, also burnt)  burn
  1. Undergo combustion
    "Maple wood burns well";
    - combust
     
  2. Destroy by fire
    "They burned the house and his diaries";
    - fire, burn down
     
  3. Shine intensely, as if with heat
    "The candles were burning";
    - glow
     
  4. Cause to burn or combust
    "The sun burned off the fog";
    - combust
     
  5. Feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion
    "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skis"
     
  6. Cause to undergo combustion
    "The car burns only Diesel oil"; "burn garbage";
    - incinerate
     
  7. Execute by tying to a stake and setting alight
    "Witches were burned in Salem"
     
  8. Spend (significant amounts of money)
    "He has money to burn"
     
  9. Feel hot or painful
    "My eyes are burning"
     
  10. Burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
    "The surgeon burned the wart";
    - cauterize, cauterise [Brit]
     
  11. Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
    - sunburn
     
  12. Create by duplicating data
    "burn a CD";
    - cut
     
  13. Use up (energy)
    "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"; "burn up calories through vigorous exercise";
    - burn off, burn up
     
  14. Damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation
     
  15. [informal] Strongly criticize
    - slate [Brit, informal], tear to shreds [informal], slam [informal], roast [informal]
     
  16. Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    "The sun burned his face";
    - bite, sting
Noun: burn  burn
  1. An injury caused by exposure to heat, chemicals or radiation
     
  2. Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    - burning
     
  3. A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    - tan, suntan, sunburn
     
  4. A place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
    - burn mark
     
  5. [informal] A remark capable of wounding mentally
    - stinger, cut
     
  6. Damage inflicted by fire

Sounds like: Bern, Berne

Derived forms: burning, burned, burns

Type of: abuse, ache, beam, blemish, blow [informal], care for, change integrity, change state, color [US], colour [Brit, Cdn], consume, contumely [archaic], create, damage, defect, deplete, destroy, discolor [US], discolour [Brit, Cdn], eat, eat up, execute, exhaust, experience, feel, harm, hurt, hurting, hyperpigmentation, injury, insult, make, mar, pain, produce, put to death, revilement, ruin, run through, scathe [archaic], shine, smart, squander, trauma, treat, turn, use up, vilification, waste, wipe out

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