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 burnt

3 senses of burnt

Sense 1
burned, burnt -- (ruined by overcooking; "she served us underdone bacon and burnt biscuits")

INDIRECT (VIA cooked) -> raw -- (not treated with heat to prepare it for eating)

Sense 2
burned, burnt -- (treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; "burnt sienna")

INDIRECT (VIA treated) -> untreated -- (not subjected to chemical or physical treatment; "an untreated fabric")

Sense 3
burned, burnt, burned-over, burned-out, burnt-out -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA destroyed) -> preserved -- (kept intact or in a particular condition)

Similarity of adj burnt

3 senses of burnt

Sense 1
burned, burnt -- (ruined by overcooking; "she served us underdone bacon and burnt biscuits")
       => cooked (vs. raw) -- (having been prepared for eating by the application of heat)

Sense 2
burned, burnt -- (treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; "burnt sienna")
       => treated (vs. untreated) -- (subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling")

Sense 3
burned, burnt, burned-over, burned-out, burnt-out -- (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")
       => destroyed (vs. preserved) -- (spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind")

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