Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun burning

6 senses of burning

Sense 1
burning, combustion -- (the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance")
       => change of integrity -- (the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something)

Sense 2
burn, burning -- (pain that feels hot as if it were on fire)
       => pain, hurting -- (a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension")

Sense 3
combustion, burning -- (a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light)
       => oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation -- (the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction)

Sense 4
electrocution, burning -- (execution by electricity)
       => execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty -- (putting a condemned person to death)

Sense 5
burning, burning at the stake -- (execution by fire)
       => execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty -- (putting a condemned person to death)

Sense 6
burning -- (a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin)
       => torture, torturing -- (the 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; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb burn

15 senses of burn

Sense 1
burn, fire, burn down -- (destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

Sense 2
burn, glow -- (shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning")
       => shine, beam -- (emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces")

Sense 3
burn, combust -- (undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well")
       => change state, turn -- (undergo a transformation or a change of position or action; "We turned from Socialism to Capitalism"; "The people turned against the President when he stole the election")

Sense 4
bite, sting, burn -- (cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 5
burn, combust -- (cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels")

Sense 6
burn -- (feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies")
       => feel, experience -- (undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind; "She felt resentful"; "He felt regret")

Sense 7
burn, incinerate -- (cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil")
       => change integrity -- (change in physical make-up)

Sense 8
burn -- (burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem")
       => execute, put to death -- (kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment; "In some states, criminals are executed")

Sense 9
burn -- (spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn")
       => waste, blow, squander -- (spend thoughtlessly; throw away; "He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends"; "You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree")

Sense 10
burn -- (feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning")
       => ache, smart, hurt -- (be the source of pain)

Sense 11
cauterize, cauterise, burn -- (burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart")
       => treat, care for -- (provide treatment for; "The doctor treated my broken leg"; "The nurses cared for the bomb victims"; "The patient must be treated right away or she will die"; "Treat the infection with antibiotics")

Sense 12
sunburn, burn -- (get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun)
       => discolor, discolour, colour, color -- (change color, often in an undesired manner; "The shirts discolored")

Sense 13
cut, burn -- (create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD")
       => produce, make, create -- (create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries")

Sense 14
burn off, burn, burn up -- (use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise")
       => consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out -- (use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week")

Sense 15
burn -- (burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

Antonyms of adj burning

1 sense of burning

Sense 1
burning (prenominal) -- (of immediate import; "burning issues of the day")

INDIRECT (VIA important) -> unimportant -- (not important; "a relatively unimportant feature of the system"; "the question seems unimportant")

Similarity of adj burning

1 sense of burning

Sense 1
burning (prenominal) -- (of immediate import; "burning issues of the day")
       => important (vs. unimportant), of import -- (of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day")

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