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Meaning & Definition of Burning in English

English

Burning

/bərnɪŋ/

noun

1. The act of burning something

  • "The burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
    synonym:
  • burning
  • ,
  • combustion

2. Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

    synonym:
  • burn
  • ,
  • burning

3. A process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light

    synonym:
  • combustion
  • ,
  • burning

4. Execution by electricity

    synonym:
  • electrocution
  • ,
  • burning

5. Execution by fire

    synonym:
  • burning
  • ,
  • burning at the stake

6. A form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin

    synonym:
  • burning

adjective

1. Of immediate import

  • "Burning issues of the day"
    synonym:
  • burning(a)

Examples of using

Tom got in a burning car and burned.
Sparks rained on the street from the burning house.
Tom ran out of the burning house.