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burn

play
verb \ˈbərn\

Medical Definition of burn

burned \ˈbərnd, ˈbərnt\play play or burnt \ˈbərnt\play ; burning

  1. 1

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  to produce or undergo discomfort or pain <iodine burns so> <ears burning from the cold>

  4. 2:  to become reddened or irritated by or as if by exposure to sun or wind <she burns easily>

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  6. transitive verb

  7. :  to injure or damage by exposure to fire, heat, or radiation <burned his hand>

  8. 2:  to break down and use as a source of energy <burn calories during exercise>




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burn

noun

Medical Definition of burn

  1. 1:  bodily injury resulting from exposure to heat, caustics, electricity, or some radiations, marked by varying degrees of skin destruction and hyperemia often with the formation of watery blisters and in severe cases by charring of the tissues, and classified according to the extent and degree of the injury—see first-degree burn, second-degree burn, third-degree burn

  2. 2:  an abrasion having the appearance of a burn <friction burns> <cold burn>

  3. 3:  a burning sensation <the burn of iodine applied to a cut>





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