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Adjective
Ablaze or on fire
“The creature's grin pulled wider as it reached down and picked up a burning timber from the fire.”
Adjective
Very hot, having a significantly high temperature
“The reporter said that officers had forced him to sit for hours under the burning sun.”
Adjective
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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Having, or causing, a painful, prickling or stinging sensation
“About five minutes after taking the salt, he felt a burning pain in his stomach, and this was immediately followed by sickness.”
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Of urgent interest or importance
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“During the late nineteenth century, class conflict was a burning issue that created deep cleavages in American society.”
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Severe or intense, especially in a painful or unpleasant way
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Having a reddish skin tone, suggestive of good health of negative emotions
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Emitting light as a result of being heated
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Impatient, or having a great desire or enthusiasm for something
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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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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 act of burning or setting fire to something
“According to eyewitnesses, the incident triggered the burning of the trucks by the angry youths.”
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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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The action of using up a resource
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An unpleasant (physical or emotional) sensation
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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
“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
“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
“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
“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
“Rip the streets apart as you burn down the highway like you mean business.”
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