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There are 35 meanings of the word Burning.

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Burning - as a noun

The act of burning something

Example: "The burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"

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change of integrity
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

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Execution by electricity

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Execution by fire

Synonyms (Exact Relations)
burning at the stake
Hypernyms (Closely Related)
capital punishmentdeath penaltyexecuting19execution18
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

A form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin

Burning - as an adjective satellite

Of immediate import

Example: "Burning issues of the day"

Burning - as a verb

To cause to be consumed by fire.

Example: "He burned his manuscript in the fireplace."

To be consumed by fire, or in flames.

Example: "He watched the house burn."

To overheat so as to make unusable.

Example: "He burned the toast. the blacksmith burned the steel."

To become overheated to the point of being unusable.

Example: "The grill was too hot and the steak burned."

To make or produce by the application of fire or burning heat.

Example: "To burn a hole;  to burn letters into a block"

To injure (a person or animal) with heat or chemicals that produce similar damage.

Example: "She burned the child with an iron, and was jailed for ten years."

To cauterize.

To sunburn.

Example: "She forgot to put on sunscreen and burned."

To consume, injure, or change the condition of, as if by action of fire or heat; to affect as fire or heat does.

Example: "To burn the mouth with pepper"

To be hot, e.g. due to embarrassment.

Example: "The child's forehead was burning with fever.  her cheeks burned with shame."

To cause to combine with oxygen or other active agent, with evolution of heat; to consume; to oxidize.

Example: "A human being burns a certain amount of carbon at each respiration.  to burn iron in oxygen"

To combine energetically, with evolution of heat.

Example: "Copper burns in chlorine."

To write data to a permanent storage medium like a compact disc or a rom chip.

Example: "We’ll burn this program onto an eeprom one hour before the demo begins."

To betray.

Example: "The informant burned him."

To insult or defeat.

Example: "I just burned you again."

To waste (time); to waste money or other resources.

Example: "The company has burned more than a million dollars a month this year."

In certain games, to approach near to a concealed object which is sought.

Example: "You're cold... warm... hot... you're burning!"

To accidentally touch a moving stone.

In pontoon, to swap a pair of cards for another pair, or to deal a dead card.

To increase the exposure for certain areas of a print in order to make them lighter (compare dodge).

(of an element) to be converted to another element in a nuclear fusion reaction, especially in a star

To discard.

To shoot someone with a firearm.

Burning - as an adjective

So hot as to seem to burn (something).

Example: "The burning sun"

Feeling very hot.

Example: "Burning skin"

Feeling great passion.

Example: "Her burning heart"

Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful.

Example: "Burning zeal"

Being keenly discussed.

Example: "A burning question; a burning issue"

Example Sentences

"The burning fire illuminated the night sky."
"His burning desire to succeed kept him motivated."
"She felt a burning sensation in her throat after eating spicy food."
"The burning anger in his eyes was evident."
"The burning sun left her skin feeling hot and red."
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Word Game Points

Is BURNING a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, burning is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BURNING has a SCRABBLE points total of 10.

Is BURNING a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, burning is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BURNING has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 15.

Is BURNING a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, burning is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BURNING has a WORDFEUD points total of 13.

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