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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
References in classic literature ?
The High Priest looked questioningly toward her--the brand was burning close to his hand and the faggots lay temptingly near.
By late afternoon a huge bonfire, with people dancing around it, was burning in the street.
The heat, later estimated to be more than 2,700 degrees, was burning away the ablative coating and melting huge holes in the skin of the lower tail fin.