1. burn, fire, burn down, destroy, ruin

usage: destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"

2. burn, glow, shine, beam

usage: shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"

3. burn, combust, change state, turn

usage: undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"

4. bite, sting, burn, ache, smart, hurt

usage: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"

5. burn, combust

usage: cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

6. burn, feel, experience

usage: feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"

7. burn, incinerate, change integrity

usage: cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"

8. burn, execute, put to death

usage: burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem"

9. burn, waste, blow, squander

usage: spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"

10. burn, ache, smart, hurt

usage: feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"

11. cauterize, cauterise, burn, treat, care for

usage: burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"

12. sunburn, burn, discolor, discolour, colour, color

usage: get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

13. cut, burn, produce, make, create

usage: create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"

14. burn off, burn, burn up, consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out

usage: use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

15. burn, damage

usage: burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"


1. burned, burnt, treated (vs. untreated)

usage: treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; "burnt sienna"

2. burned, burnt, burned-over, burned-out, burnt-out, destroyed (vs. preserved)

usage: destroyed or badly damaged by fire; "a row of burned houses"; "a charred bit of burnt wood"; "a burned-over site in the forest"; "barricaded the street with burnt-out cars"

3. burned, burnt, cooked (vs. raw)

usage: ruined by overcooking; "she served us underdone bacon and burnt biscuits"

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