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  1. [noun] the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
    Synonyms: combustion

  2. [noun] pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    Synonyms: burn

  3. [noun] a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
    Synonyms: combustion

  4. [noun] execution by electricity
    Synonyms: electrocution

  5. [noun] execution by fire
    Synonyms: at the stake

  6. [adjective] producing or having a painfully hot sensation; "begged for water to soothe his burning throat"

  7. [adjective] intensely hot; "a burning fever"; "the burning sand"

  8. [adjective] characterized by intense emotion; "ardent love"; "an ardent lover"; "a burning enthusiasm"; "a fervent desire to change society"; "a fervent admirer"; "fiery oratory"; "an impassioned appeal"; "a torrid love affair"
    Synonyms: ardent, fervent, fervid, fiery, impassioned, perfervid, torrid

  9. [adjective] 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"
    Synonyms: ablaze, afire, aflame, aflare, alight, blazing, flaming, on fire

  10. [adjective] of immediate import; "burning issues of the day"

  11. [adjective] consuming fuel; used in combination; "coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves"


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