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Synonyms for burnbɜrn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. burn, burning(noun)

    pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

    Synonyms:
    burn mark, tan, burn, combustion, electrocution, burning at the stake, sunburn, suntan, burning

  2. tan, suntan, sunburn, burn(noun)

    a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

    Synonyms:
    burning, topaz, erythema solare, burn, tangent, burn mark, sunburn, suntan, tan

  3. burn(noun)

    an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

    Synonyms:
    tan, suntan, burning, burn mark, sunburn

  4. burn, burn mark(noun)

    a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

    Synonyms:
    tan, suntan, burning, burn mark, burn, sunburn

  5. burn(verb)

    damage inflicted by fire

    Synonyms:
    tan, suntan, burning, burn mark, sunburn

  6. burn, fire, burn down(verb)

    destroy by fire

    "They burned the house and his diaries"

    Synonyms:
    kindle, evoke, bite, sack, give the axe, burn, dismiss, go off, go up, enkindle, give the sack, cut, glow, elicit, burn up, terminate, fire, combust, arouse, give notice, open fire, displace, sting, send away, raise, sunburn, provoke, can, burn down, cauterize, incinerate, discharge, burn off, fuel, force out, cauterise

  7. burn, glow(verb)

    shine intensely, as if with heat

    "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"

    Synonyms:
    shine, beam, burn up, radiate, burn, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn down, burn off, bite, cauterize, glow, cauterise, fire

  8. burn, combust(verb)

    undergo combustion

    "Maple wood burns well"

    Synonyms:
    throw a fit, fly off the handle, catch fire, take fire, ignite, flip one's wig, hit the roof, burn, burn up, blow up, lose one's temper, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, blow a fuse, combust, erupt, hit the ceiling, burn down, conflagrate, go ballistic, burn off, bite, cauterize, blow one's stack, have kittens, flip one's lid, glow, cauterise, fire, have a fit

  9. bite, sting, burn(verb)

    cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

    "The sun burned his face"

    Synonyms:
    stick, burn down, seize with teeth, burn, prick, burn up, cut, twinge, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn off, bite, cauterize, glow, cauterise, fire

  10. burn, combust(verb)

    cause to burn or combust

    "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

    Synonyms:
    throw a fit, fly off the handle, catch fire, take fire, ignite, flip one's wig, hit the roof, burn, burn up, blow up, lose one's temper, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, blow a fuse, combust, erupt, hit the ceiling, burn down, conflagrate, go ballistic, burn off, bite, cauterize, blow one's stack, have kittens, flip one's lid, glow, cauterise, fire, have a fit

  11. burn(verb)

    feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

    "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  12. burn, incinerate(verb)

    cause to undergo combustion

    "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, burn, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  13. burn(verb)

    burn at the stake

    "Witches were burned in Salem"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  14. burn(verb)

    spend (significant amounts of money)

    "He has money to burn"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  15. burn(verb)

    feel hot or painful

    "My eyes are burning"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  16. cauterize, cauterise, burn(verb)

    burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

    "The surgeon cauterized the wart"

    Synonyms:
    cauterize, burn up, burn down, burn off, sting, fire, combust, burn, cut, sunburn, incinerate, bite, glow, cauterise, callous

  17. sunburn, burn(verb)

    get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, burn, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  18. cut, burn(verb)

    create by duplicating data

    "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"

    Synonyms:
    veer, bring down, snub, bite, turn off, edit out, cut, burn up, burn, rationalize, hack, trim down, write out, prune, thin, slue, glow, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, combust, shorten, cut off, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, sting, contract, foreshorten, dilute, curve, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, tailor, burn down, cauterize, incinerate, turn out, fire, disregard, burn off, issue, cauterise, cut back, abbreviate, trend, sunburn

  19. burn off, burn, burn up(verb)

    use up (energy)

    "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

    Synonyms:
    flare, go up, burn up, burn, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn down, flame up, burn off, bite, cauterize, blaze up, glow, cauterise, fire

  20. burn(verb)

    burn with heat, fire, or radiation

    "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burn

    To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, brand, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

    Antonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    Preposition:
    To burn in the fire, burn with fire; burn to the ground, burn to ashes; burn through the skin, or the roof; burn into the soil, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burn(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    consume with fire, reduce to ashes

  2. burn(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    calcine, char, scorch, toast, parch, bake

  3. burn(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    injure by fire or heat

  4. burn(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    shrivel, cause to wither

  5. burn(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    flame, be on fire

  6. burn(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    glow, warm, be excited

  7. burn(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Scottish.] brook, rivulet, streamlet, runnel, rivulet, rill, small stream


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