Definitions for burning
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word burning.
the act of burning something
"the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
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
burning, burning at the stakenoun
execution by fire
a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
of immediate import
"burning issues of the day"
The burnings continued all day.
So hot as to seem to burn (something).
the burning sun
Feeling very hot.
Feeling great passion.
her burning heart
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Fire; flame; state of inflammation.
Etymology: from burn.
The mind surely, of itself, can feel none of the burnings of a fever. South.
In liquid burnings, or on dry to dwell,
Is all the sad variety of hell. John Dryden, State of Innocence.
Combustion, or burning, is a high-temperature exothermic redox chemical reaction between a fuel (the reductant) and an oxidant, usually atmospheric oxygen, that produces oxidized, often gaseous products, in a mixture termed as smoke. Combustion does not always result in fire, because a flame is only visible when substances undergoing combustion vaporize, but when it does, a flame is a characteristic indicator of the reaction. While the activation energy must be overcome to initiate combustion (e.g., using a lit match to light a fire), the heat from a flame may provide enough energy to make the reaction self-sustaining. Combustion is often a complicated sequence of elementary radical reactions.
Burning typically refers to the process of causing combustion or setting something on fire, resulting in the production of flames, heat, or smoke. It involves the rapid chemical reaction between a fuel source and an oxidizing agent, such as oxygen, leading to the release of energy in the form of heat and light. The act of burning can occur naturally, such as in wildfires, or as a controlled technique, including burning of waste materials or the ignition of fuel in engines.
that burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery
consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal
the act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated
The Standard Electrical Dictionary
(a) In a dynamo, the production of shifting and temporary arcs between the commutator and brushes, which arcs produce heat enough to injure the parts in question. (b) In electro-plating, a defect due to too strong a current in proportion to the strength of solution and area of electrodes. This gives a black or badly-colored deposit.
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Rank popularity for the word 'burning' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4491
Rank popularity for the word 'burning' in Adjectives Frequency: #847
The numerical value of burning in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of burning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
I was trying to get it out of my pocket, it started burning right through my pants. It was burning my leg, and I had to get my pants off somehow.
As soon as the medication went in he immediately reported burning, all the warnings out there say when there is a reported burning, you stop.
Hating people is like burning down your house to get rid of a rat.
To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
If we want a love message to be heard, it has to be sent out. To keep a lamp burning, we have to keep putting oil in it.
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