Primary Meanings of burning
a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
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Full Definitions of burning
n a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
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combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat
fire, flame, flaming
the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke
the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
a strong flame that burns brightly
a sudden burst of flame
the process of initiating combustion or catching fire
n the act of burning something
“the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance”
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arson, fire-raising, incendiarism
malicious burning to destroy property
firing, ignition, inflammation, kindling, lighting
the act of setting something on fire
the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
the incineration of a dead body
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change of integrity
the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something