Synonyms for burning


1. burning, combustion, change of integrity
usage: the act of burning something; "the burning of leaves was prohibited by a town ordinance"
2. burn, burning, pain, hurting
usage: pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
3. combustion, burning, oxidation, oxidization, oxidisation
usage: a process in which a substance reacts with oxygen to give heat and light
4. electrocution, burning, execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty
usage: execution by electricity
5. burning, burning at the stake, execution, executing, capital punishment, death penalty
usage: execution by fire
6. burning, torture, torturing
usage: a form of torture in which cigarettes or cigars or other hot implements are used to burn the victim's skin


1. burn, fire, burn down, destroy, ruin
usage: destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries"
2. burn, glow, shine, beam
usage: shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"
3. burn, combust, change state, turn
usage: undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"
4. bite, sting, burn, ache, smart, hurt
usage: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
5. burn, combust
usage: cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"
6. burn, feel, experience
usage: feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"
7. burn, incinerate, change integrity
usage: cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"
8. burn, execute, put to death
usage: burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem"
9. burn, waste, blow, squander
usage: spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn"
10. burn, ache, smart, hurt
usage: feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning"
11. cauterize, cauterise, burn, treat, care for
usage: burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart"
12. sunburn, burn, discolor, discolour, colour, color
usage: get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
13. cut, burn, produce, make, create
usage: create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"
14. burn off, burn, burn up, consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
usage: use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
15. burn, damage
usage: burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"


1. burning(prenominal), important (vs. unimportant), of import
usage: of immediate import; "burning issues of the day"
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