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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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Fourth-degree burns involve damage to subcutaneous fat, muscle, or bone and have a very charred appearance.
How do I control my sorrow upon hearing that a friend's 19-year-old nephew who joined the Army to get the education his family could not afford received fourth-degree burns in an attack in Iraq?

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