Definition of burning
- a burning fever
- a burning sensation on the tongue
- one of the burning issues of our time
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.
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before 12th century
: on fire : producing or having a flame
: very strong
: very hot
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