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English adjective: burning

1. burning of immediate import


SamplesBurning issues of the day.


Similarimportant, of import


Antonymsunimportant


English noun: burning

1. burning (act) the act of burning something


SamplesThe burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance.


Synonymscombustion


Broader (hypernym)change of integrity


Narrower (hyponym)arson, fire-raising, firing, ignition, incendiarism, incineration, inflammation, kindling, lighting

2. burning (state) pain that feels hot as if it were on fire


Synonymsburn


Broader (hypernym)hurting, pain

3. burning (process) a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light


Synonymscombustion


Broader (hypernym)oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization


Narrower (hyponym)deflagration, fire, flame, flaming, internal combustion

4. burning (act) execution by electricity


Synonymselectrocution


Broader (hypernym)capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution

5. burning (act) execution by fire


Synonymsburning at the stake


Broader (hypernym)capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution


Narrower (hyponym)auto-da-fe

6. burning (act) a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin


Broader (hypernym)torture, torturing









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