burnt

adjective \ ˈbərnt \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of burnt

: consumed, altered, or damaged by or as if by fire or heat
  • burnt toast
  • Anyone can order crème brûlée—literally "burnt cream"—in a restaurant, and who wouldn't want to? The creamy custard with a crackly burnt-sugar topping is sinfully good, making it the perfect treat to share after a Valentine's Day meal.
  • Bon Appetit
  • He withstood three painful skin grafts in which thin strips of undamaged skin were removed from his thighs and calves to replace burnt tissue on his upper body.
  • —Fred Robbins et al.

First Known Use of burnt

14th century


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