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burn as in pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

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    • burning of immediate import; the act of burning something; pain that feels hot as if it were on fire ; a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light ; execution by electricity ; execution by fire ; a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
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    burn as in a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

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      • tan of a light yellowish-brown color ; treat skins and hides with tannic acid so as to convert them into leather ; get a tan, from wind or sun ; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun ; a light brown the color of topaz ; ratio of the opposite to the adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
      • suntan get a tan from being exposed to the sun ; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
      • sunburn get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun ; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun ; redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun
      burn as in an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
        burn as in a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

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          • burn mark a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
          burn as in damage inflicted by fire
            burn as in destroy by fire
            • "They burned the house and his diaries"

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            • fire the event of something burning (often destructive); the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy; the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; a fireplace in which a relatively small fire is burning; once thought to be one of four elements composing the universe (Empedocles) ; feelings of great warmth and intensity; fuel that is burning and is used as a means for cooking; a severe trial; intense adverse criticism; start firing a weapon ; cause to go off; bake in a kiln so as to harden; terminate the employment of; go off or discharge; drive out or away by or as if by fire; call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); destroy by fire; provide with fuel; generate an electrical impulse; become ignited; start or maintain a fire in
            • burn down burn completely; destroy by fire
            burn as in shine intensely, as if with heat
            • "The coals were glowing in the dark"
            • "The candles were burning"

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            • glow emit a steady even light without flames; have a complexion with a strong bright color, such as red or pink; shine intensely, as if with heat; be exuberant or high-spirited; experience a feeling of well-being or happiness, as from good health or an intense emotion; an alert and refreshed state ; light from nonthermal sources ; the phenomenon of light emission by a body as its temperature is raised ; a feeling of considerable warmth; a steady even light without flames ; the amount of electromagnetic radiation leaving or arriving at a point on a surface ; an appearance of reflected light
            burn as in undergo combustion
            • "Maple wood burns well"

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            • combust cause to burn or combust; start to burn or burst into flames; get very angry and fly into a rage; cause to become violent or angry; undergo combustion
            burn as in cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
            • "The sun burned his face"

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            • bite to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; penetrate or cut, as with a knife; deliver a sting to; a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person ; a small amount of solid food; a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin ; a light informal meal ; (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; wit having a sharp and caustic quality; a strong odor or taste property; the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws ; a portion removed from the whole
            • sting cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; deliver a sting to; saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; cause a stinging pain; cause an emotional pain, as if by stinging; a kind of pain; a mental pain or distress; a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin ; a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property ; operation designed to catch a person committing a criminal act
            burn as in cause to burn or combust
            • "The sun burned off the fog"
            • "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

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            • combust cause to burn or combust; start to burn or burst into flames; get very angry and fly into a rage; cause to become violent or angry; undergo combustion
            burn as in feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion
            • "She was burning with anger"
            • "He was burning to try out his new skies"
            burn as in cause to undergo combustion
            • "burn garbage"
            • "The car burns only Diesel oil"

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            • incinerate become reduced to ashes; cause to undergo combustion
            burn as in execute by tying to a stake and setting alight
            • "Witches were burned in Salem"
            burn as in spend (significant amounts of money)
            • "He has money to burn"
            burn as in feel hot or painful
            • "My eyes are burning"
            burn as in burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
            • "The surgeon cauterized the wart"

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            • cauterize burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; make insensitive or callous
            • cauterise burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; make insensitive or callous
            burn as in get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

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              • sunburn get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun ; a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun ; redness of the skin caused by exposure to the rays of the sun
              burn as in create by duplicating data
              • "cut a disk"
              • "burn a CD"

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              • cut separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; fashioned or shaped by cutting; with parts removed; made neat and tidy by trimming; (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; mixed with water; a share of the profits; (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation ; a step on some scale; a wound made by cutting; a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass ; a remark capable of wounding mentally; a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; the style in which a garment is cut; a canal made by erosion or excavation ; a refusal to recognize someone you know; in baseball; (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; the division of a deck of cards before dealing; the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; the act of cutting something into parts; the act of shortening something by chopping off the ends; the act of reducing the amount or number; an unexcused absence from class; separate with or as if with an instrument; cut down on; turn sharply; make an incision or separation; discharge from a group; form by probing, penetrating, or digging; style and tailor in a certain fashion; hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; make out and issue; cut and assemble the components of; intentionally fail to attend; be able to manage or manage successfully; give the appearance or impression of; move (one's fist); pass directly and often in haste; pass through or across; make an abrupt change of image or sound; stop filming; make a recording of; record a performance on (a medium); create by duplicating data; form or shape by cutting or incising; perform or carry out; function as a cutting instrument; allow incision or separation; divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; reap or harvest; fell by sawing; penetrate injuriously; refuse to acknowledge; shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; dissolve by breaking down the fat of; have a reducing effect; cease, stop; reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; have grow through the gums; grow through the gums; cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses)
              burn as in use up (energy)
              • "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

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              • burn off use up (energy); clear land of its vegetation by burning it off
              • burn up burn brightly; use up (energy); burn completely
              burn as in damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation
              • "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

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