burning

All Noun Verb
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  • Controversy surrounding the burning of the city started soon after the war ended.
  • Most of the country's energy comes from the burning of wood.
  • Next he led his forces around the south and west of London, burning along the way.
  • His conclusion was that the fire was indeed still burning at a significant rate.
  • For example, a short circuit as a cause for a house burning down.
  • These stars travel a longer-than-usual distance from the shell break before burning out.
  • Lights in the window to guide the dead home are left burning all night.
  • A fire was kept burning outside the south face.
  • There are several methods used to help prevent a wood pipe from burning out.
  • Attempts have been made to control its spread by cutting and burning.
  • However, she said burning down the house was an accident.
  • It is said that as she was burning her heart burst from her body and struck the wall.
  • Helms passed few laws of his own in part because of this bridge-burning style.
  • Is it not rather the cause of many heart-burnings to him and to them? Cited from The Bushman, by Edward Wilson Landor
  • People arrive a few hours before the scheduled burning time to get a front row view.
  • This is often referred to as burning a stone.
  • Burning from the Inside was released a week later.
  • The violence spread out further, with attacks on numerous properties and the burning of the local court records.
  • He notes that the book burnings themselves became a form of entertainment to the general public.
  • By evening, the fire started burning in a southeast direction.
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Root form of burning is burn for the verb.

Meaning of burning

  • noun The act of burning something
    the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance
  • noun Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
  • noun Execution by fire
  • noun A form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
  • verb Destroy by fire
    They burned the house and his diaries
  • verb Shine intensely, as if with heat
    The coals were glowing in the dark, The candles were burning
  • verb Undergo combustion
    Maple wood burns well
  • verb Cause to burn or combust
    The sun burned off the fog, We combust coal and other fossil fuels
  • verb Feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion
    She was burning with anger, He was burning to try out his new skies
  • verb Cause to undergo combustion
    burn garbage, The car burns only Diesel oil
  • verb Burn at the stake
    Witches were burned in Salem
  • verb Spend (significant amounts of money)
    He has money to burn
  • verb Feel hot or painful
    My eyes are burning
  • verb Burn with heat, fire, or radiation
    The iron burnt a hole in my dress