HyperDic: burning

English > 7 senses of the word burning:
NOUNactburning, combustionthe act of burning something
stateburning, burnpain that feels hot as if it were on fire
processburning, combustiona process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
actburning, electrocutionexecution by electricity
actburning, burning at the stakeexecution by fire
actburninga form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
ADJECTIVEallburningof immediate import
burning > pronunciation
Soundsber'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > burning: 7 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf immediate import.
Example"burning issues of the day"
Broaderimportant, of importOf great significance / significance or value
Spanishcandente
English > burning: 7 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of burning something.
Example"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
Synonymcombustion
Narrowerarson, incendiarism, fire-raisingmalicious burning to destroy property
ignition, firing, lighting, kindling, inflammationThe act of setting something on fire
incinerationThe act of burning something completely
Broaderchange of integrityThe act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
Spanishcombustión, quema, quemazón
Catalancombustió, crema
English > burning: 7 senses > noun 2, state
Meaningpain that feels hot as if it were on fire.
Synonymburn
Broaderpain, hurtingA symptom of some physical hurt or disorder
Spanishardor, quemazón
Catalanardor, cremor
English > burning: 7 senses > noun 3, process
MeaningA process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light.
Synonymcombustion
Narrowerdeflagrationcombustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat
fire, flame, flamingThe process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
internal combustionThe combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
Broaderoxidation, oxidization, oxidisationThe process of oxidizing
Spanishcombustión, quemado
Catalancombustió
English > burning: 7 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningexecution by electricity.
Synonymelectrocution
Broaderexecution, executing, capital punishment, death penaltyputting a condemned person to death
Spanishelectrocución, quema
Catalanelectrocució
English > burning: 7 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningexecution by fire.
Synonymburning at the stake
Narrowerauto-da-feThe burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)
Broaderexecution, executing, capital punishment, death penaltyputting a condemned person to death
English > burning: 7 senses > noun 6, act
MeaningA form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin.
Broadertorture, torturingThe deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason

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