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Meaning of BURNING

Pronunciation:  'burning

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
  2. [n]  execution by fire
  3. [n]  execution by electricity
  4. [n]  a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
  5. [n]  pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
  6. [adj]  lighted up by or as by fire or flame; "forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning"; "even the car's tires were aflame"; "a night aflare with fireworks"; "candles alight on the tables"; "blazing logs in the fireplace"; "a burning cigarette"; "a flaming crackling fire"; "houses on fire"
  7. [adj]  consuming fuel; used in combination; "coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves"
  8. [adj]  producing or having a painfully hot sensation; "begged for water to soothe his burning throat"

BURNING is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: ablaze(p), afire(p), aflame(p), aflare(p), alight(p), blazing, burn, burning at the stake, combustion, combustion, electrocution, flaming, fueled, lighted, lit, on fire(p), painful
 See Also: arson, auto-da-fe, capital punishment, change of integrity, death penalty, executing, execution, fire, fire-raising, firing, flame, flaming, hurting, ignition, incendiarism, incineration, inflammation, internal combustion, kindling, lighting, oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization, pain



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Burn"ing\, a.
    1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
    2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement;
       powerful; as, burning zeal.
             Like a young hound upon a burning scent. --Dryden.
    {Burning bush} (Bot.), an ornamental shrub ({Euonymus
       atropurpureus}), bearing a crimson berry.
  2. \Burn"ing\, n.
    The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the
    effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or
    excessively heated.
    {Burning fluid}, any volatile illuminating oil, as the
       lighter petroleums (naphtha, benzine), or oil of
       turpentine (camphine), but esp. a mixture of the latter
       with alcohol.
    {Burning glass}, a convex lens of considerable size, used for
       producing an intense heat by converging the sun's rays to
       a focus.
    {Burning house} (Metal.), the furnace in which tin ores are
       calcined, to sublime the sulphur and arsenic from the
       pyrites. --Weale.
    {Burning mirror}, a concave mirror, or a combination of plane
       mirrors, used for the same purpose as a burning glass.
    Syn: Combustion; fire; conflagration; flame; blaze.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of something burning indicates that you are experiencing some intense emotions and/or passionate sexual feelings. There is some situation or issue that you can no longer avoid and ignore. Alternatively, it may suggests that you need to take time off for yourself and relax.
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