burn·ing adjective \ˈbər-niŋ\
: on fire : producing or having a flame
: very strong
: very hot
a : affecting with or as if with heat <a burning fever>
b : resembling that produced by a burn <a burning sensation on the tongue>
Examples of BURNING
- She stared at the burning embers for a long time.
- a burning hatred of corruption
- The medicine produced a burning sensation on my tongue.
- Symptoms include itchy, burning eyes.
First Known Use of BURNING
before 12th century
Related to BURNING
- afire, aflame, alight [chiefly British], blazing, ablaze, combusting, conflagrant, fiery, flaming, ignited, inflamed (also enflamed), kindled, lit (or lighted)
- algid, arctic, bitter, bone-chilling, cold, freezing, frigid, frozen, glacial, ice-cold, iced, icy
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