intransitive verb

: to burn out : become consumed in burning

transitive verb

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

Word History


out entry 1 + burn

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“Outburn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outburn. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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