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Meaning of burn

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: pain that feels hot as if it were on fire [syn: {burn},
      2: a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of
         the sun [syn: {tan}, {suntan}, {sunburn}, {burn}]
      3: an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or
      4: a place or area that has been burned (especially on a
         person's body) [syn: {burn}, {burn mark}]
      5: damage inflicted by fire
      v 1: destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
           [syn: {burn}, {fire}, {burn down}]
      2: shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in
         the dark"; "The candles were burning" [syn: {burn}, {glow}]
      3: undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well" [syn: {burn},
      4: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned
         his face" [syn: {bite}, {sting}, {burn}]
      5: cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We
         combust coal and other fossil fuels" [syn: {burn}, {combust}]
      6: feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was
         burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new
      7: cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns
         only Diesel oil" [syn: {burn}, {incinerate}]
      8: burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem"
      9: spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"
      10: feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"
      11: burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric
          current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the
          wart" [syn: {cauterize}, {cauterise}, {burn}]
      12: get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun [syn: {sunburn},
      13: create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" [syn:
          {cut}, {burn}]
      14: use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous
          exercise" [syn: {burn off}, {burn}, {burn up}]
      15: burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole
          in my dress"

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