1. Fine Arts.
    1. of or showing earth pigments that have been calcined and changed to a deeper and warmer color: burnt ocher.
    2. of or showing colors having a deeper or grayer hue than is usually associated with them: burnt orange; burnt rose.
Related formsun·burnt, adjectivewell-burnt, adjective
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  1. a past tense and past participle of burn 1
  1. affected by or as if by burning; charred
  2. (of various pigments, such as ochre and orange) calcined, with a resultant darkening of colour
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Word Origin and History for unburnt



past participle adjective from alternative past participle of burn (v.). Burnt offering (late 14c.) is biblical (e.g. Ex. xx:24, Mark xii:33).

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