Definition of outburn

intransitive verb

: to burn out : become consumed in burning

transitive verb

[out- + burn]
1 : to outdo in burning : burn longer than stars that have outburned the sun
2 : to dissipate by burning the sun outburns the fog

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out entry 1 + burn

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“Outburn.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outburn. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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