Definitions for burn

Definitions for (noun) burn

Main entry: burn

Definition: damage inflicted by fire

Main entry: burn, burn mark

Definition: a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

Main entry: burn

Definition: an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

Main entry: sunburn, suntan, tan, burn

Definition: a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

Main entry: burn, burning

Definition: pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

Definitions for (verb) burn

Main entry: sunburn, burn

Definition: get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

Main entry: burn

Definition: burn with heat, fire, or radiation

Usage: The iron burnt a hole in my dress

Main entry: cauterise, cauterize, burn

Definition: burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

Usage: The surgeon cauterized the wart

Main entry: burn, combust

Definition: undergo combustion

Usage: Maple wood burns well

Main entry: burn, incinerate

Definition: cause to undergo combustion

Usage: burn garbage; The car burns only Diesel oil

Main entry: fire, burn, burn down

Definition: destroy by fire

Usage: They burned the house and his diaries

Main entry: burn, burn off, burn up

Definition: use up (energy)

Usage: burn off calories through vigorous exercise

Main entry: burn, cut

Definition: create by duplicating data

Usage: cut a disk; burn a CD

Main entry: burn

Definition: feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

Usage: She was burning with anger; He was burning to try out his new skies

Main entry: sting, bite, burn

Definition: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

Usage: The sun burned his face

Main entry: burn

Definition: feel hot or painful

Usage: My eyes are burning

Main entry: burn

Definition: spend (significant amounts of money)

Usage: He has money to burn

Main entry: burn

Definition: burn at the stake

Usage: Witches were burned in Salem

Main entry: burn, combust

Definition: cause to burn or combust

Usage: The sun burned off the fog; We combust coal and other fossil fuels

Main entry: burn, glow

Definition: shine intensely, as if with heat

Usage: The coals were glowing in the dark; The candles were burning

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