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Definition 1: the act of burning something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where burning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance

Synonyms for burning in the sense of this definition

(burning is a kind of ...) the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something

(... is a kind of burning ) malicious burning to destroy property

"the British term for arson is fire-raising"

(... is a kind of burning ) the act of setting something on fire

(... is a kind of burning ) the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes

Definition 2: execution by electricity - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for burning in the sense of this definition

(burning is a kind of ...) putting a condemned person to death

Definition 3: execution by fire - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for burning in the sense of this definition

(burning is a kind of ...) putting a condemned person to death

(... is a kind of burning ) the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)

Definition 4: a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin - [noun denoting act]

(burning is a kind of ...) 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"

Definition 5: a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light - [noun denoting process]

Synonyms for burning in the sense of this definition

(burning is a kind of ...) the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction

(... is a kind of burning ) combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat

(... is a kind of burning ) the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke

"fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"

(... is a kind of burning ) the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)

Definition 6: pain that feels hot as if it were on fire - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for burning in the sense of this definition

(burning is a kind of ...) a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

"the patient developed severe pain and distension"

Definition 7: of immediate import - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where burning or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • burning issues of the day

(burning is similar to ...) of great significance or value

"important people" "the important questions of the day"

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