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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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Four staff were treated for flash burns after the explosion at the BP garage in Spring Hill, Ladywood.
He had flash burns to his arm, and he told his wife "I told you years ago that I would never let you leave me.
In February 2007, Karen Andrews of Gorseinon, Swansea, suffered flash burns and three colleagues were temporarily deafened when she opened a letter bomb sent by an English primary school caretaker who had a grudge against what he called "the surveillance society".
Two people suffered flash burns while the others had minor injuries, including wounds from broken glass and splinters, the New York television station reported.
Police say the offenders would have suffered flash burns when they tried to break into premises in Dock Road, Connah's Quay and cut through a cable which supplied 2,500 homes.
Evidence put forward at the trial revealed that Heaps suffered flash burns consistent with his having set fire to petrol.
Richard Hopwood suffered 40% flash burns when a gas explosion tore apart his flat in Caerleon Close, St Mellons, on March 28.
The mechanism is very similar to welding flash burns, which everyone knows are very painful.
As he tried to set fire to the car it exploded, flinging him 20ft into the air and leaving him with flash burns to his hands, face and eyes.
Wasim Natha, 19, who received flash burns, was also ordered to pay pounds 2,000 costs.
His co-pilot, believed to be in his 30s, was treated for minor flash burns and a back injury and was taken to Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham.
A second man was treated at the scene for flash burns to his body and a back injury.