|1.||[ adjective ] producing or having a painfully hot sensation|
"begged for water to soothe his burning throat"
|2.||[ adjective ] intensely hot|
"a burning fever" "the burning sand"
|3.||[ noun ] the act of burning something|
"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
|Related terms:||change_of_integrity arson ignition incineration burn|
|4.||[ adjective ] characterized by intense emotion|
|Synonyms:||impassioned fervent fiery ardent perfervid torrid fervid|
"ardent love" "an ardent lover" "a burning enthusiasm" "a fervent desire to change society" "a fervent admirer" "fiery oratory" "an impassioned appeal" "a torrid love affair"
|5.||[ adjective ] lighted up by or as by fire or flame|
|Synonyms:||blazing flaming aflare afire on_fire alight aflame ablaze|
"forests set ablaze (or afire) by lightning" "even the car's tires were aflame" "candles alight on the tables" "blazing logs in the fireplace" "a burning cigarette" "a flaming crackling fire" "houses on fire"
|6.||[ adjective ] of immediate import|
"burning issues of the day"
|7.||[ noun ] (medicine) pain that feels hot as if it were on fire|
|Related terms:||pain burn|
|8.||[ noun ] (chemistry) a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light|
|Related terms:||oxidation fire internal_combustion deflagration burn|
|9.||[ adjective ] consuming fuel; used in combination|
"coal-burning (or wood-burning) stoves"
|10.||[ noun ] (electricity,criminal law) execution by electricity|
|Related terms:||execution electrocute|
|11.||[ noun ] execution by fire|
|Related terms:||execution auto-da-fe|