burning

[ bur-ning ]
/ ˈbɜr nɪŋ /

adjective

noun

Origin of burning

before 1000; Middle English brenning (noun, adj.), Old English byrnende (adj.). See burn1, -ing1, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM burning

burn·ing·ly, adverbnon·burn·ing, adjective, nounun·burn·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for burning

burning
/ (ˈbɜːnɪŋ) /

adjective

intense; passionate
urgent; cruciala burning problem

noun

a form of heat treatment used to harden and finish ceramic materials or to prepare certain ores for further treatment by calcination
overheating of an alloy during heat treatment in which local fusion or excessive oxide formation and penetration occur, weakening the alloy
the heat treatment of particular kinds of gemstones to change their colour

Derived forms of burning

burningly, adverb
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