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burn·ing

 (bûr′nĭng)
adj.
1. Marked by flames or intense heat: a burning sun.
2. Characterized by intense emotion; passionate: a burning desire for justice.
3. Of immediate import; urgent: "the issues that seem so burning in Washington" (John F. Kennedy).

burn′ing·ly adv.

burning

(ˈbɜːnɪŋ)
adj
1. intense; passionate
2. urgent; crucial: a burning problem.
n
3. (Ceramics) a form of heat treatment used to harden and finish ceramic materials or to prepare certain ores for further treatment by calcination
4. (Metallurgy) overheating of an alloy during heat treatment in which local fusion or excessive oxide formation and penetration occur, weakening the alloy
5. (Jewellery) the heat treatment of particular kinds of gemstones to change their colour
ˈburningly adv

burn•ing

(ˈbɜr nɪŋ)

adj.
1. intense; passionate: a burning desire.
2. urgent or crucial: a burning question.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.burning - the act of burning somethingburning - the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
change of integrity - the act of changing the unity or wholeness of something
arson, fire-raising, incendiarism - malicious burning to destroy property; "the British term for arson is fire-raising"
kindling, firing, ignition, inflammation, lighting - the act of setting something on fire
incineration - the act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes
2.burning - pain that feels hot as if it were on fireburning - pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
hurting, pain - a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder; "the patient developed severe pain and distension"
3.burning - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and lightburning - a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
deflagration - combustion that propagates through a gas or along the surface of an explosive at a rapid rate driven by the transfer of heat
flame, flaming, fire - the process of combustion of inflammable materials producing heat and light and (often) smoke; "fire was one of our ancestors' first discoveries"
internal combustion - the combustion of fuel inside a cylinder (as in an internal-combustion engine)
oxidation, oxidisation, oxidization - the process of oxidizing; the addition of oxygen to a compound with a loss of electrons; always occurs accompanied by reduction
4.burning - execution by electricityburning - execution by electricity    
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
5.burning - execution by fire
capital punishment, death penalty, executing, execution - putting a condemned person to death
auto-da-fe - the burning to death of heretics (as during the Spanish Inquisition)
6.burning - a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin
torturing, torture - the deliberate, systematic, or wanton infliction of physical or mental suffering by one or more persons in an attempt to force another person to yield information or to make a confession or for any other reason; "it required unnatural torturing to extract a confession"
Adj.1.burning - of immediate import; "burning issues of the day"
important, of import - of great significance or value; "important people"; "the important questions of the day"

burning

adjective
1. very hot, boiling, baking, flaming, tropical, roasting, searing, blistering, fiery, scorching, sizzling, red-hot, torrid, sweltering, broiling, unbearably hot the burning desert of central Asia
3. blazing, flaming, fiery, ignited, smouldering, glowing, ablaze, in flames, afire He was last seen alive as he ran into his burning house.
4. flashing, blazing, flaming, gleaming, fiery She glared at both of them with burning, reproachful eyes.

burning

adjective
1. On fire:
Idioms: in a blaze, in flames.
3. Characterized by intense emotion and activity:
5. Compelling immediate attention:
Translations
palavapalopolttava
goreč

burning

[ˈbɜːnɪŋ]
A. N
1. (= singeing) there's a smell of burninghuele a quemado
I can smell burninghuelo a quemado
2. (= setting on fire) → quema f
the burning (down) of the Embassy during the riotsla quema de la embajada durante los disturbios
B. ADJ
1. (= on fire) [building, forest] → en llamas; [coals, flame] → ardiente; [candle] → encendido
the burning bush (Bible) → la zarza ardiente, la zarza que ardía sin consumirse
2. (= hot) [sun] → abrasador, ardiente; [sand] → ardiente; [desert] → infernal; [face, skin] → ardiendo; [thirst, fever] → abrasador; [sensation] → de ardor, de escozor
they drank some water to cool their burning throatsbebieron agua para refrescar sus ardientes gargantas
with a burning face (through embarrassment, shame) → con la cara ardiendo de vergüenza
3. (= intense) [desire, passion, eyes] → ardiente; [ambition] → que quema; [hatred] → violento; [question, topic] → candente
C. ADV burning hot; his forehead was burning hotsu frente estaba ardiendo
don't touch that, it's burning hot!¡no toques eso! ¡está ardiendo!
phew, it's burning hot today!¡uf! ¡hoy hace un calor abrasador!

burning

[ˈbɜːrnɪŋ] adj
[building, forest, vehicle] → en flammes
(= very hot) [sand, sun] → brûlant(e)
[issue, question] → brûlant(e)
(= strong) [ambition, desire] → brûlant(e)

burning

adj
candle, townbrennend; coals also, faceglühend; I still have this burning sensation in my mouth/on my skinmein Mund/meine Haut brennt immer noch; the burning bush (Bibl) → der brennende Dornbusch
(fig) thirst, question, topicbrennend; desire also, fever, hate, passion, ambitionglühend; burning issuebrandaktuelles Problem
n there is a smell of burning, I can smell burninges riecht verbrannt or (Cook also) → angebrannt

burning

:
burning glass
nBrennglas nt
burning life
nBrenndauer f

burning

[ˈbɜːnɪŋ]
1. nbruciato
I can smell burning → sento odore di bruciato
2. adj (building, forest) → in fiamme; (coals) → acceso/a; (flame) → vivo/a, ardente (fig) (thirst, fever, desire) → bruciante, divorante; (tears) → cocente; (question, topic, issue) → scottante

burning

n. ardor, quemadura; irritación;
a ___ feelingsensación de ___, quemazón;
___ on urination___ al orinar.

burning

(pain) adj quemante, ardiente; n (sensation) ardor m, quemazón f
References in classic literature ?
A tower rose to the ceiling, halfway up appeared a window with a lamp burning in it, and behind the white curtain appeared Zara in a lovely blue and silver dress, waiting for Roderigo.
He was sorry the idea had not come into his mind in the days before his daughter Louise had been born and thought that surely now when he had erected a pile of burning sticks in some lonely place in the woods and had offered the body of a lamb as a burnt offering, God would appear to him and give him a message.
I am sorry, Senors," went on Tal, "but I could not stop Valdez, and the burning of the papers "
The dust and heat, the burning wind, reminded us of many things.
Blowing out the candle, which her husband had left burning, she slipped her bare feet into a pair of satin mules at the foot of the bed and went out on the porch, where she sat down in the wicker chair and began to rock gently to and fro.
Heyward felt a burning desire to rush forward to meet them, so intense was the delirious anxiety of the moment; but he was restrained by the deliberate examples of the scout and Uncas.
I thought seriously of burning the house--to reach the smell.
There was no water in the bared and burning bars of the river to reflect the vertical sun, but under its direct rays one or two tinned roofs and corrugated zinc cabins struck fire, a few canvas tents became dazzling to the eye, and the white wooded corral of the stage office and hotel insupportable.
It seemed to me -- the reader may smile, but must not doubt my word -- it seemed to me, then, that I experienced a sensation not altogether physical, yet almost so, as of burning heat, and as if the letter were not of red cloth, but red-hot iron.
The foremost thing I saw there by the light of the candle I had left burning was that Flora's little bed was empty; and on this I caught my breath with all the terror that, five minutes before, I had been able to resist.
As I sat there in that now lonely room; the fire burning low, in that mild stage when, after its first intensity has warmed the air, it then only glows to be looked at; the evening shades and phantoms gathering round the casements, and peering in upon us silent, solitary twain; the storm booming without in solemn swells; I began to be sensible of strange feelings.
Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.