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burn

verb blaze, blister, brand, burn to a cinder, burst into flame, catch fire, cauterize, char, conflagrate, consume, cremate, deflagrate, enkindle, fire, flame up, flare, gut, ignite, incandesce, incendiarize, incinerate, inflame, kindle, light up, melt, overheat, parch, relume, scald, scorch, scorify, sear, seethe, singe, sizzle, smelt, smolder, strike a light, vesicate
Associated concepts: arson, revocation of wills
See also: consume, deflagrate, destroy, efface, expend
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Burns gave up and went to bed in a raging fever without saying a word to anybody.
Burns told me that he was the best seaman in the ship, I ex- pressed my surprise that in his earliest prime and of such appearance he should sign on as cook on board a ship.
Burns," I said quietly, duly smiling at him; and the trap drove off to a sort of sanatorium, a pavilion of bricks which the doctor had in the grounds of his residence.
Burns," I cried, very much discomposed, "what on earth are you talking about?
Burns he sat down by my side, and, laying his hand on my knee amicably, begged me to think what it was I was exposing myself to.
I had a vision so vivid of poor Burns in his exhaustion, helplessness, and anguish, that it moved me more than the reality I had come away from only an hour before.
Burns ap- peared at the gangway carried on a stretcher, the doctor himself walked by its side.
Burns, carried across the quarter-deck, had the appearance of being absolutely lifeless.
For Bob Burns, playing 30 events on the PGA Tour every year was no longer possible or enjoyable.
A plant that just burns wood chips would be a much simpler furnace, not anywhere as complex as a WTE combuster.
The aggressive production of granulation tissue and the acceleration of collagen production might mean that autologous platelet gel will have a future role in the treatment of burns because the highly vascularized bed it helps create should promote the success of skin grafting in patients with deep partial-thickness and full-thickness burns.