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burning

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 being on fire
  • a firefighter must be that rare soul who rushes into a burning house, not away from it

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2 having a notably high temperature
  • a burning sauna seems like a welcome retreat after a day of shoveling snow

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4 needing immediate attention
  • once again the media ignored the burning issues and focused on fluff

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burning

verb
present participle of burn

Synonyms & Antonyms of burning (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to be on fire especially brightly
  • all evening long we just sat there, contentedly watching the Yule log burn

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3 to be excited or emotionally stirred up with anger
  • he came home burning with anger because of a reprimand at work

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4 to shine with a bright harsh light
  • the bright streetlight outside our motel room burned all night long

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The first known use of burning was before the 12th century

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“Burning.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/burning. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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