burnt :

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  • v  destroy by fire
  • v  shine intensely, as if with heat
  • v  undergo combustion
  • v  cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
  • v  cause to burn or combust
  • v  feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion
  • v  cause to undergo combustion
  • v  burn at the stake
  • v  spend (significant amounts of money)
  • v  feel hot or painful
  • v  burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
  • v  get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun
  • v  create by duplicating data
  • v  use up (energy)
  • v  burn with heat, fire, or radiation
    The iron burnt a hole in my dress
  • s  ruined by overcooking
    she served us underdone bacon and burnt biscuits
  • s  treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point
    burnt sienna
  • s  destroyed or badly damaged by fire
    a charred bit of burnt wood
    barricaded the street with burnt-out cars

  • Trailers were burnt to their frames in an instant, like paper models.
  • Odeur 53, created in 1998, has notes of nail polish and burnt rubber.
  • There, amidst nesting mice, was an old drum with an uncharacteristic burnt-black bottom hole ("As if it had been used like a cannon," Parfitt notes), the remains of carrying rings .
News & Articles


  • Christine Nixon in International Herald Tribune
    Victoria's chief commissioner of police, Christine Nixon, said there had been reports of suspicious behavior from "people who are seeing strange people who are sifting through parts of houses that have been burnt," she told Sky News television.

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