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What is another word for burns?

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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?”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
To give off light
“A lamp would burn from one Sabbath eve to the next, illumining all the days of the week.”
To exhaust or make complete use of (a limited resource)
“The calls for help went out as we began to burn through our supplies rather quickly.”
To blush or turn red or pink in color
“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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
To travel at a fast speed
“Rip the streets apart as you burn down the highway like you mean business.”
Plural for a physical injury caused by heat, cold, electricity, radiation or caustic chemicals
“I suffered a burn to my palm while attempting to remove the pan from the oven.”
Plural for a small brook or stream
“By early evening, I sat by your gurgling burn, weaving this way and that, leaving islands in its wake.”
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