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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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the researchers reported that the fuel burned at the same brisk rate at Ames as it had in the smaller Stanford trials--three to four times that of conventional hybrid fuels.
5 million acres that burned last year, Congress directed federal, state, and local agencies to work together to reduce immediate hazards to communities adjacent to forests.
In 1967 a wildfire there burned a virgin stand of larch, Douglas-fir, and lodgepole pine, killing mature trees and burning the duff to the mineral soil.
To imitate the typical practice, Lemieux's team burned trash in 55-gallon barrels with ventilation holes punched near the bottom.
Before the last tree burned, Secretary of Interior Bruce Babbitt appointed a Fire Investigation/Fact-Finding Team.
For instance, at least 99 percent of the spilled oil burned off the surface.