burned-over burned-over


  • (adj) destroyed or badly damaged by fire



  1. Stumps and scraps, burned-over and diseased timber are transmuted into hardboard and rayon, edible sugars and drinkable alcohol.
  2. This year they will descend on barren, burned-over hillsides and dry creek beds with no vegetation to slow the flow of the water.
  3. Tall and agile, they range the rivers in dugout canoes and carry on indifferent agriculture in burned-over clearings.
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