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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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In February 2007, Karen Andrews of Gorseinon, Swansea, suffered flash burns and three colleagues were temporarily deafened when she opened a letter bomb sent by an English primary school caretaker who had a grudge against what he called "the surveillance society".
The 29-year-old suffered flash burns to her upper body, face and hands and was rushed to hospital, but her daughter, Kiara, 10, who was in the next room, was unhurt by the huge explosion.
Evidence put forward at the trial revealed that Heaps suffered flash burns consistent with his having set fire to petrol.
He is out of danger, but we have been told he has 40% flash burns.
When asked about the injuries the defendant suffered, he replied: "There were minor injuries to the back of Simon Sheen's hands, but no evidence of flash burns." The trial continues..
Dazed Mr Walker managed to scramble clear with minor injuries, but his wife suffered flash burns that needed skin grafts and she is still receiving specialist treatment at Newcastle RVI.
A man in his early 60s and a workmate in his early 20s, were taken to City Hospital, Birmingham, with flash burns to their hands and face.
It came weeks after the bomb, which failed to fully detonate, left passengers with flash burns.
Four staff were treated for flash burns after the explosion at the BP garage in Spring Hill, Ladywood.
Williams suffered flash burns to his face and hands and was treated for his injuries at Morriston Hospital, Swansea.
An experiment went badly wrong in the chemistry department on Crown Street on December 9 leaving students with flash burns and cuts to their faces from flying glass.