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Another word for burn

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Verb
  1. To undergo combustion

    See also:

    hot

  2. To undergo or cause to undergo damage by or as if by fire

    See also:

    hot

  3. To emit a bright light

    See also:

    light

  4. To feel or look hot

    See also:

    hot

  5. To feel or cause to feel a sensation of heat or discomfort

    See also:

    pain

  6. To cause to become sore or inflamed

    See also:

    help

  7. To be in a state of emotional or mental turmoil

    See also:

    calm

Noun
  1. Damage or a damaged substance that results from burning

    See also:

    hot

Idioms:

    burn out

  1. To lose so much strength and power as to become ineffective or motionless

Another word for burn

Synonym Study

  • Char implies a reduction by burning to charcoal or carbon: all of these terms have figurative applications a burning desire, a scorching tirade, a singed reputation, a soul-searing experience, charred hopes
  • Sear implies the burning of animal tissue and is applied specifically to the quick browning of the outside of meat in cooking to seal in the juices to sear a roast
  • Scorch and singe both imply superficial burning, scorch emphasizing discoloration or damaging of texture to scorch a shirt in ironing, and singe, the burning off, often intentional, of bristles, feathers, the ends of hair, etc.
  • Burn is the broadest term in this comparison, denoting injury to any extent by fire or something with the effect of fire, as intense heat, friction, or acid a burnt log, sunburned, windburned