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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's Burning Daylight," the Virgin cried, the first to recognize him as he came into the light.
At that very time, in circumstances even more important than retreating without a battle, namely the evacuation and burning of Moscow, Rostopchin, who is usually represented as being the instigator of that event, acted in an altogether different manner from Kutuzov.
The dust and heat, the burning wind, reminded us of many things.
I knew the limekiln as well as I knew the old Battery, but they were miles apart; so that if a light had been burning at each point that night, there would have been a long strip of the blank horizon between the two bright specks.
The luminous part traced on the sea an immense oval, much elongated, the centre of which condensed a burning heat, whose overpowering brilliancy died out by successive gradations.
The forest seemed full of the smell of burning wood.
He glanced at the hand that held the brand, noticing the cunning delicacy of the fingers that gripped it, how they adjusted themselves to all the inequalities of the surface, curling over and under and about the rough wood, and one little finger, too close to the burning portion of the brand, sensitively and automatically writhing back from the hurtful heat to a cooler gripping-place; and in the same instant he seemed to see a vision of those same sensitive and delicate fingers being crushed and torn by the white teeth of the she-wolf.
In the midst of them, the hangman, ever busy and ever worse than useless, was in constant requisition; now, stringing up long rows of miscellaneous criminals; now, hanging a housebreaker on Saturday who had been taken on Tuesday; now, burning people in the hand at Newgate by the dozen, and now burning pamphlets at the door of Westminster Hall; to-day, taking the life of an atrocious murderer, and to-morrow of a wretched pilferer who had robbed a farmer's boy of sixpence.
There were half a dozen villas burning on the Woking border.
The guest, however, thought no otherwise than that he was to give up one of his ears, and ran as if fire were burning under him, in order to take them both with him.
In evening's limpid air, What time the dew's soothings Unto the earth downpour, Invisibly and unheard-- For tender shoe-gear wear The soothing dews, like all that's kind-gentle--: Bethinkst thou then, bethinkst thou, burning heart, How once thou thirstedest For heaven's kindly teardrops and dew's down-droppings, All singed and weary thirstedest, What time on yellow grass-pathways Wicked, occidental sunny glances Through sombre trees about thee sported, Blindingly sunny glow-glances, gladly-hurting?
Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.