What is burn?

  • (noun): Damage inflicted by burning.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A burn is a type of injury to flesh caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, light, radiation or friction. Most burns affect only the skin (epidermal tissue). Rarely, deeper tissues, such as muscle, bone, and blood vessels can also be injured. Burns may be treated with first aid, in an out-of-hospital setting, or may require more specialized treatment such as those available at specialized burn centers.

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... Burn of Monboys is a stream that rises in the Mounth, or eastern range of the Grampian Mountains, northwest of Stonehaven and south of Netherley ... Monboys Burn is a tributary to the Cowie Water ...

More definitions of "burn":

  • (verb): Use up (energy).
    Example: "Burn off calories through vigorous exercise"
    Synonyms: burn off, burn up
  • (verb): Feel hot or painful.
    Example: "My eyes are burning"
  • (noun): Pain that feels hot as if it were on fire.
    Synonyms: burning
  • (verb): Burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent.
    Synonyms: cauterize, cauterise
  • (verb): Shine intensely, as if with heat.
    Synonyms: glow
  • (verb): Create by duplicating data.
    Example: "Burn a CD"
    Synonyms: cut
  • (noun): An injury cause by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation.
  • (verb): Get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.
    Synonyms: sunburn
  • (noun): A burned place or area.
    Synonyms: burn mark
  • (verb): Burn with heat, fire, or radiation.
    Example: "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"
  • (verb): Cause to burn or combust.
    Synonyms: combust
  • (noun): A browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun.
    Synonyms: tan, suntan, sunburn
  • (verb): Cause to undergo combustion.
    Example: "Burn garbage"
    Synonyms: incinerate
  • (verb): Feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion.
    Example: "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies"
  • (verb): Undergo combustion.
    Synonyms: combust
  • (verb): Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort.
    Synonyms: bite, sting
  • (verb): Burn at the stake.
    Example: "Witches were burned in Salem"
  • (verb): Spend (significant amounts of money).
    Example: "He has money to burn"

Famous quotes containing the word burn:

    The poor have their fortunes told; the rich burn incense to the Buddha.
    Chinese proverb.

    Lucky Man,
    be sure of this.
    Your crimes
    don’t burn me
    as much as these clever words
    empty of all good feeling.
    Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)

    It is better to be kind at home than to burn incense in a far place.
    Chinese proverb.