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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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I've been employed for nearly 40 years and, bar some superficial burns when I tried to photocopy my bum at a Christmas party in the 1970s, I've emerged unscathed.
Superficial burns can normally be treated at home and should heal naturally.
First degree burns, sometimes known as superficial burns, involve damage to the epidermis.
He was awoken by a smoke alarm and tried to extinguish the fire himself, sustaining superficial burns to his head and arms in the process.
Another man and a woman are said to have suffered superficial burns to their hands.
A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said: "We sent a rapid response vehicle and treated a patient for superficial burns to the hand.
The other victim, Jhonatan Dioses, only suffered superficial burns to three per cent of his body.
First-degree or superficial burns affect the skins outer layer.
One of his colleagues suffered superficial burns in the blast and two other policemen sustained superficial injuries.
She had been staying with Andrew, 26, 58-year-old Robert and her grandmother Denise, a paramedic, who suffered superficial burns when she pulled Emmy to safety through a window.
NS is not recommended as a dressing for donor sites or for small superficial burns that can be treated effectively with standard treatment modalities.

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