Burn synonyms

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A small bubble between the layers of the skin that contains watery or bloody fluid and is caused by friction and pressure, burning, freezing, chemical irritation, disease or infection.
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A discolouration caused by heat.
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A body injury caused by scalding.
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An emotional wound leading to psychological injury.
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An injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force
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To oxidize
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(Accounting) A downward revaluation, a write-down.
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The definition of anger is to make someone mad or aggravated.
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A burn that blisters the skin and is more severe than a first-degree burn.
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(Intransitive, idiomatic) To suddenly become extremely angry
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A burn on the skin caused by excess exposure to the sun's rays.
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To cause to burn; ignite.
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To cause (a structure) to burn to nothing.
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To burst into intense, sudden flame.
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To burn rapidly or brightly; flame
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To win against; to defeat or overcome; to do better than, outdo, or excel (someone) in a particular, competitive event.
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The action or effect of the verb to redden.
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To set fire to something. [17th century to the present]
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To subject to fire
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To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing.
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To become black or dark
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To feel emotion suggestive of fire
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To prepare or treat by heating:
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The definition of hurt is feeling physical pain, or to cause someone or something to experience physical pain or to cause harm.
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Designating or of the curved radial surface, or a plane curve in this surface, formed by the reflection or refraction of rays from a curved solid surface
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The definition of combustible is something that is prone to catching fire or is being excitable or easily annoyed.
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Burning; ablaze
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(Med.) Of, caused by, or characterized by inflammation
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(Medicine, obsolete) A burn or scald.
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A cooking device consisting of a charcoal or electric heating source over which food is grilled.
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The reducing of anything to ashes by combustion; cinefaction.
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A burning; especially the act or practice of cremating the dead, burning a corpse.
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A likeness or image, especially of a person.
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The act of incinerating, or the state of being incinerated; cremation.
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To give out (shafts of light); radiate in a beam or beams
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(Idiomatic, of anger, etc.) To reach the point where aggressive action is taken.
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To sting, as an insect
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A severe burn that results in the destruction of the skin and sometimes of the underlying tissues.
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To anger; to annoy.
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To oxidize
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To light or kindle anew
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A roughened, reddened, sore condition of the skin, caused by overexposure to the wind
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To eat or drink up; devour
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To burn completely.
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To move with great violence or intensity:
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(Now Rare) To burn or heat with flame
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To cause to flash
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To be bright or luminescent
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(Intransitive, of a fire) to burst into flames from a seemingly non-burning state
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To oxidize
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To oxidize
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To oxidize
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To oxidize
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Smolder is defined as to smoke and burn slowly without flames, or to hold in feelings of anger or hate.
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To stupefy or stun (bees, etc.) with smoke
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To cause to begin to burn.
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To set fire to; cause to burn
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In a light manner; lightly.
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To set fire to; ignite.
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To set on fire; make blaze up
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To incinerate a dead body (as an alternative to burial)
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To subject to fire
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To subject to fire
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To subject to fire
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To cause to burn or undergo combustion, especially with extraordinary rapidity, force, or thoroughness.
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To brown (meat) quickly using very high heat.
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To brand is to mark property or livestock with a heated stamp.
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To burn slightly; scorch
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(Intransitive or ergative) To cook food by heating in an oven or over a fire without covering, resulting in a crisp, possibly even slightly charred appearance.
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To brown the surface of (bread, cheese, etc.) by heating in a toaster, over or near a fire, or in an oven
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(Physics) To increase the heat energy of an object.
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(Intransitive, slang) To smoke marijuana.
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(Cooking) To cook something until it becomes brown.
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To cook for too long or at too high a temperature.
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To change into carbon, as by partial burning
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To shoot (a device that launches a projectile or a pulse of stream of something).
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To subject to fire
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To have the sensation of being tapped or poked lightly with many needles in a certain area of the body, often caused by the cold, a sharp slap, or excitement:
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Lust means feeling a strong desire for someone or something, especially of a sexual nature.
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To want to have sex with (another person).
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To have a strong, often sad longing:
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To feel emotion suggestive of fire
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To feel emotion suggestive of fire
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To feel emotion suggestive of fire
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To feel emotion suggestive of fire
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To feel a pungent pain of mind; to feel sharp pain or grief; to suffer; to feel the sting of evil.
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To use a sting; prick or wound with a sting
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Throb means to vibrate, pulsate or beat quickly.
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To defraud (someone).
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To take away or hold back property, rights, etc. from by fraud; cheat
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To dress; to decorate; to adorn fantastically; often followed by up, off, or out.
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To deprive of something injuriously:
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To dry up and shrivel with cold
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To dry up, as from great heat; shrivel; wilt
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To put out, as in fire; to end burning; to quench
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To injure a part of the body, especially a joint.
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To put out (a fire, for example); extinguish.
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A particular form of hurt, damage, or loss:
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To give a false impression:
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Corroding or causing corrosion
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Easily set on fire; that will burn readily or quickly
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Giving off sparks when struck with steel
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Under modern statutes, the intentional causing of a dangerous fire or explosion for the purpose of destroying one’s own or another’s property.
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The process of burning.
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The act by which something is kindled.
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Readily combustible material, such as dry twigs, used to kindle fires.
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To join two metal pieces, without melting them, using heat and diffusion of a jointing alloy of capillary thickness.
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To make (tea, coffee, etc.) by infusing tea leaves, ground coffee beans, etc. with hot water
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The definition of broil means to cook by putting something in direct flames or put close to intense heat.
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To elude; escape:
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To get (something) in this way
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To burn or cause to burn with great heat and intense light.
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To move with a quick, light, wavering motion
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To melt away through the side of the hollow formed by a burning wick. Used of a candle.
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To cremate.
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To set on fire; to kindle; to cause to burn, flame, or glow.
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(Chemistry) To increase the valence (the positive charge) of an element by removing electrons.
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(Archaic) To scrape or graze; wound slightly
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To make a hissing sound when in contact with heat, as a drop of water on hot metal
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To remove skin from:
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To be wasteful or extravagant
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Sterilize is defined as to make incapable of reproduction, or to make extremely clean.
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To expose to the warmth and radiation of the sun.
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Tan is defined as to turn hide into leather, or to darken in color because of the sun.
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To destroy; devastate; ruin
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To suffer from lack of fresh, cool air
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To bring (a country) under control by force.
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To cover or impregnate with liquid.
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To become cool or colder
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To extinguish or deaden, as fire, by covering, overlaying, or otherwise excluding the air: as, to smother a fire with ashes.
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(Intransitive) To provide assistance.
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To provide assistance, support, or relief to:
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To shine or reflect with a gleam or gleams
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To make or become incandescent.
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To emit (light or energy) in rays or waves.
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To aim or cast the beam or glow of (a light).
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(Intransitive) To suffer terribly from intense heat.
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The definition of irritate is to aggravate or annoy, or to cause itchiness, inflammation or discomfort in or on the body.
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To cause to feel or show anger.
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To put into a rage; infuriate.
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To burn incense
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To make furious or mad with anger; to enrage
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To make or become mad; make or become insane, angry, frustrated, etc.
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To cause someone to become annoyed or angry.
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(Intransitive) To explode or be destroyed by explosion.
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To be covered or thick with or as if with bristles:
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To shatter with a loud noise:
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To cause to produce foam.
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Fume is defined as to give off gas or smoke, or to show anger.
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To boil or to surge, bubble, or foam as if boiling
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To rise or be given off as steam
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To separate by evaporation in the process of boiling:
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(Intransitive) To produce bubbles, to rise up in bubbles (such in foods cooking).
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To stir, beat, or shake (milk or cream) in a churn
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To react, using fermentation; especially to produce alcohol by aging or by allowing yeast to act on sugars; to brew.
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Simmer is defined as to cook something gently, keep at or just under boiling.
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(Informal) To cause to increase in intensity or excitement. Often used with up :
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To cause physical pain to; hurt:
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To cause to feel or show anger.
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(Intransitive) To become calm.
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a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
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A darkened condition of the skin resulting from exposure to the sun or a sunlamp
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The act by which something burns or is burned.
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(Intransitive, oil) To dispose of unusable explosive natural gas from an oil well by burning it as it emerges from the well.
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(Slang) To write.
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A cord stretched from one end of an archer's bow to the other
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A mild burn that causes redness of the skin but no blistering.
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To oxidize
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To subject to fire
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Capable of burning; easily set on fire.
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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
Find another word for burn. In this page you can discover 188 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for burn, like: blister, scorch, scald, trauma, wound, be on fire, impairment, anger, second-degree-burn, flame-up and sunburn.