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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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Battery impaction in the nose has been described as a cause of septal perforation secondary to alkali burns and subsequent necrosis.
Michele De Luca and Graziella Pellegrini, first was performed in 1995 on 2 patients with severe alkali burns in one eye.
Alkali burns are much worse than acid, because alkali penetrates all the eye structures, whereas acid tends to coagulate.