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burning

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adjective burn·ing \ˈbər-niŋ\

Simple Definition of burning

  • : on fire : producing or having a flame

  • : very strong

  • : very hot

Full Definition of burning

  1. 1 a :  being on fire b :  ardent, intense <burning enthusiasm>

  2. 2 a :  affecting with or as if with heat <a burning fever> b :  resembling that produced by a burn <a burning sensation on the tongue>

  3. 3 :  of fundamental importance :  urgent <one of the burning issues of our time>

burn·ing·ly play \-niŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of burning

  1. She stared at the burning embers for a long time.

  2. a burning hatred of corruption

  3. The medicine produced a burning sensation on my tongue.

  4. Symptoms include itchy, burning eyes.



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of burning

before 12th century




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