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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.
April 29, 1989, workers burned a blue cylinder containing unknown material.
Below left, a row of eucalyptus trees show how regrowth has started around their burned trunks.
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.
That canyon hasn't burned for a long time,'' San Bernardino National Forest spokeswoman Pam Bierce said.
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.
And around the San Fernando Valley, hundreds of residents quietly rooted for the boy about to undergo his ninth skin graft since being badly burned during a paint-thinner explosion.