Definitions for: Burning


[n] the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
[n] execution by fire
[n] execution by electricity
[n] a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
[n] pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
[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"
[adj] consuming fuel; used in combination; "coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves"
[adj] producing or having a painfully hot sensation; "begged for water to soothe his burning throat"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

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

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