Synonyms for burning

Synonyms for (noun) burning

Synonyms: burning, combustion

Definition: the act of burning something

Usage: the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance

Similar words: change of integrity

Definition: the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something


Synonyms: burning

Definition: a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin

Similar words: torture, torturing

Definition: the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

Usage: it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession


Synonyms: burning, burning at the stake

Definition: execution by fire

Similar words: death penalty, executing, execution, capital punishment

Definition: putting a condemned person to death


Synonyms: burning, electrocution

Definition: execution by electricity

Similar words: death penalty, executing, execution, capital punishment

Definition: putting a condemned person to death


Synonyms: combustion, burning

Definition: a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

Similar words: oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization

Definition: the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction


Synonyms: burn, burning

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

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension

Synonyms for (adjective) burning

Synonyms: burning

Definition: of immediate import

Usage: burning issues of the day

Similar words: important, of import

Definition: of great significance or value

Usage: important people; the important questions of the day