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burnt

 (bûrnt)
v.
A past tense and a past participle of burn1.

burnt

(bɜːnt)
vb
a past tense and past participle of burn1
adj
1. affected by or as if by burning; charred
2. (Dyeing) (of various pigments, such as ochre and orange) calcined, with a resultant darkening of colour

burn1

(bɜrn)

v. burned burnt, burn•ing, v.i.
1. to consume fuel and give off heat, gases, and usu. light; be on fire.
2.
a. to undergo combustion; oxidize.
b. to undergo fission or fusion.
3. (of a fireplace, furnace, etc.) to contain a fire.
4. to give off light; glow brightly: The lights burned all night.
5. to be hot: The pavement burned in the noon sun.
6. to produce or feel sharp pain or a stinging sensation: The whiskey burned in his throat.
7. to be injured, damaged, scorched, or destroyed by fire, heat, or acid.
8. to feel extreme anger.
9. to feel strong emotion: to burn with desire.
10. to sunburn.
11. Slang. to die in an electric chair.
12. to be engraved by or as if by burning: His words burned into her heart.
v.t.
13. to cause to undergo combustion or be consumed partly or wholly by fire.
14. to use as fuel or as a source of light: to burn coal.
15. to sunburn.
16. to injure, damage, scorch, or destroy with or as if with fire.
17. to execute by burning at the stake.
18. to produce with or as if with fire: to burn a hole.
19. to cause sharp pain or a stinging sensation in: The iodine burned his cut.
20. Slang. to cheat, deceive, or swindle: burned by a phony stock deal.
21. to record data on (a compact disc).
22. burn down, to burn to the ground.
23. burn in,
a. (in printing from a photographic negative) to expose (parts of an image) to more light for increased density.
b. to run (a new computer or other electronic system) continuously for several hours or days, as a test of quality before delivery to the purchaser.
24. burn off, (of morning mist) to be dissipated by the warmth of the rising sun.
25. burn out,
a. to cease operating or functioning because of heat, friction, or lack of fuel.
b. to deprive of a place to live, work, etc., by reason of fire.
c. to exhaust (oneself) or become exhausted or apathetic through overwork, stress, or intense activity.
26. burn up,
a. to burn completely.
b. Informal. to make or become angry.
n.
27. a burned place or area.
28. an injury caused by heat, abnormal cold, chemicals, poison gas, or electricity, and characterized by a painful reddening and swelling of the epidermis (first-degree burn), damage extending into the dermis, usu. with blistering (second-degree burn), or destruction of the epidermis and dermis extending into the deeper tissue (third-degree burn).
29. the process or an instance of burning or baking, as in brickmaking.
30. the firing of a rocket engine.
31. Slang. a swindle.
Idioms:
1. burn one's fingers, to suffer injury or loss by meddling or by acting rashly.
2. burn the candle at both ends, to use up one's strength or energy by immoderation.
3. burn the midnight oil, to work, study, etc., until late at night.
[before 900; Middle English bernen, brennen, Old English beornan (intrans.)]
burn′a•ble, adj.

burn2

(bɜrn)

n. Scot.
a brook or rivulet.
[before 900; Middle English b(o)urne, Old English burna, brunna brook]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.burnt - ruined by overcooking; "she served us underdone bacon and burnt biscuits"
cooked - having been prepared for eating by the application of heat
2.burnt - treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point; "burnt sienna"
treated - subjected to a physical (or chemical) treatment or action or agent; "the sludge of treated sewage can be used as fertilizer"; "treated timbers resist rot"; "treated fabrics resist wrinkling"
3.burnt - destroyed or badly damaged by fire; "a row of burned houses"; "a charred bit of burnt wood"; "a burned-over site in the forest"; "barricaded the street with burnt-out cars"
destroyed - spoiled or ruined or demolished; "war left many cities destroyed"; "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"
Translations

burnt

[bɜːnt]
A. PT & PP of burn
B. ADJquemado
a burnt child dreads the fireel gato escaldado del agua fría huye
it has a burnt tastesabe a quemado
C. CPD burnt almonds NPLalmendras fpl tostadas
burnt offering N (Rel) → holocausto m
I forgot to turn off the oven and we had a burnt offering for dinner > (hum) → se me olvidó apagar el horno y tuvimos carbón para cenar
burnt orange N (= colour) → naranja m oscuro
burnt sienna N (= colour) → siena f tostada
burnt sugar Nazúcar m quemado
burnt umber N (= colour) → siena m tostado

burnt

[ˈbɜːrnt]
pt
pp of burnburnt-out burned-out [ˌbɜːrntˈaʊt] adj
[vehicle, building] → carbonisé(e)
[person] → épuisé(e)burnt sugar n (British)caramel m

burnt

adj (Brit) → verbrannt; there’s a burnt smelles riecht verbrannt or brenzlig or (Cook also) → angebrannt; the coffee has a slightly burnt tasteder Kaffee schmeckt wie frisch geröstet
References in classic literature ?
A burnt offering has been made to vanity, this hardened palm has earned something better than blisters, and I'm sure the sewing done by these pricked fingers will last a long time, so much good will went into the stitches.
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.
Grandmother hunted up her fancy cake-cutters and baked gingerbread men and roosters, which we decorated with burnt sugar and red cinnamon drops.