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Adjective
Very hot or bright
“The reporter said that officers had forced him to sit in liquid sewage and kept him for hours in the burning sun.”
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Very keenly or deeply felt
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“It was always her burning ambition to see her mother's name cleared.”
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Of urgent interest and importance
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“The burning issue now is for all of us to keep vigil and stop the contractors from bringing down the tree at night.”
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On fire
“The thing's grin pulled wider as he reached down and picked up a burning timber from the fire.”
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Affected with, or causing, physical discomfort or pain
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Having a healthy skin tone, especially one that is reddish in color
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Consumed with curiosity
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Emitting light as a result of being heated
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Intensely painful
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Able to make a way through or into something
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Having qualities resembling those of steel, especially hard and resolute
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Having or showing a strong desire for something
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Feeling or expressing great anger
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With little or no rainfall or humidity
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Able to burn or corrode organic tissue by chemical action
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Pertaining to bodily reactions characterised by flushed or dry skin
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Hard-working and persistent
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Full of energy and enthusiasm
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Most recent or up-to-date
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Filled with or smelling of smoke
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The crime of deliberately starting a fire with intent to cause damage
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The act or process of burning
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A yearning desire
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A localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection
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A destructive burning of something
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An unpleasant sensation, typically caused by illness or injury
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The suffering of death on account of adherence to the Christian faith, or to any cause
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The action of using up a resource
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The emission of visible light by a hot body
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A reddening of the face as a sign of shyness, embarrassment, or shame
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Expending or consuming by employing
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“The calls for help went out as we began to burn through our supplies rather quickly.”
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Present participle for to set on fire, or to be set on fire
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“Have you ever lit a fire in the garden in the spring to burn twigs and branches trimmed from trees and bushes?”
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Present participle for to be, or cause to be, damaged by heat or fire
“The iron should be hot enough to get rid of creases, but not so hot as to burn your clothes.”
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Present participle for to feel hurt or sore, typically as a result of illness or injury
“My eyes and throat begin to burn as I scramble beneath my cot, feeling for my gas mask with shaking hands.”
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Present participle for to be, or to feel, hot
“We had eaten bear meat rather steadily for several days, and this overeating made our bodies burn with heat from within.”
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Present participle for to erode with a corrosive substance
“The artist would draw a detailed picture onto a sheet of metal and use acid to burn into the metal along the lines.”
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Present participle for to give off light
“A lamp would burn from one Sabbath eve to the next, illumining all the days of the week.”
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Present participle for to blush or go red from feelings of shame or embarrassment
“She hid her feelings and tried to make the best of things, and often her face would burn with shame as she sat with those who deemed her good.”
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Present participle for to be emotionally stirred up with a negative emotion, especially anger
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“They burn with anger and frustration, and are helpless to understand why the world has abandoned them.”
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Present participle for to have a strong desire for
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“Absolutely, I recommend and encourage those whose hearts burn for knowledge to conduct research at the University of Muenster.”
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Present participle for to trick or cause to believe what is untrue
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“He would burn his victims with a pack of lies in the form of presentations and promises, spreadsheets, and verbal diatribe.”
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Present participle for to travel at a fast speed
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“Rip the streets apart as you burn down the highway like you mean business.”
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Present participle for to let someone down, especially with regards to an obligation or duty
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Present participle for smoke cannabis
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Present participle for respond in kind, burn
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Present participle for move or travel very quickly
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Present participle for kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning
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Present participle for broil food
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Present participle for to make someone into a martyr by putting him or her to death for adhering to, or acting in accordance with, some belief, especially religious
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Present participle for to completely destroy or devastate
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Present participle for to make (someone) annoyed or a little angry
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Present participle for subject to aggressive pressure or intimidation
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Present participle for to cause damage to
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Present participle for to show an unwillingness to accept or engage with someone or something
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Present participle for to declare to be untrue
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Present participle for carve letters or designs into
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Present participle for experience or cause to experience a slight prickling or stinging sensation
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Present participle for to obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Present participle for to refuse, or to vote against
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Present participle for a golden-brown shade of skin developed by pale-skinned people after exposure to the sun
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Present participle for to loot or plunder by force
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Present participle for to give color to
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Present participle for make sore by rubbing
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Present participle for play over with fire
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