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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 ?
It had not been intended for burnings, but offered a convenient place to tie up refractory slaves that they might be beaten--ofttimes until death relieved their agonies.
He drew the listening savages round him by his nervous eloquence; taunted them with recitals of past wrongs and insults; drew glowing pictures of triumphs and trophies within their reach; recounted tales of daring and romantic enterprise, of secret marchings, covert lurkings, midnight surprisals, sackings, burnings, plunderings, scalpings; together with the triumphant return, and the feasting and rejoicing of the victors.
They were in continual war with each other, and their wars were of the most harassing kind; consisting, not merely of main conflicts and expeditions of moment, involving the sackings, burnings, and massacres of towns and villages, but of individual acts of treachery, murder, and cold-blooded cruelty; or of vaunting and foolhardy exploits of single warriors, either to avenge some personal wrong, or gain the vainglorious trophy of a scalp.
As for the great burnings by lightnings, which are often in the West Indies, they are but narrow.
They were then crossing a region that was the scene of massacres and burnings, and where warlike conflicts between the barbarian sultans, contending for their power amid the most atrocious carnage, never cease.
And in review would pass along the corridors of memory all previous thrills and burnings he had known, - the drunkenness of wine, the caresses of women, the rough play and give and take of physical contests, - and they seemed trivial and mean compared with this sublime ardor he now enjoyed.
This most cruel step seems to have been quite unavoidable, as the only means of stopping a fearful succession of robberies, burnings, and murders, committed by the blacks; and which sooner or later would have ended in their utter destruction.
Unknown and dreadful things go on in your legs, strange prickings and tinglings and dartings up and down, a sudden terrifying numbness, when you think they must have dropped off but are afraid to look, then renewed and fiercer prickings, shootings, and burnings.
Her cheek grew burning hot against my neck, and her arms trembled and tightened round me.
Does the fact that no one was physically assaulted as a result of the two cross burnings weaken the argument that cross burning poses a threat to public safety?
I think we can work something out,'' said Don Foote, an Air Force veteran who served in World War II and has participated in flag burnings since joining the post in 1949, a year after its founding.
Our case is based on state law, which we believe does a better job at addressing the problems caused by the burnings than federal law," Berman said.