- (General American) IPA(key): /bɝnɪŋ/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɜːnɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)nɪŋ
- So hot as to seem to burn (something).
- the burning sun
- Feeling very hot.
- burning skin
- Feeling great passion.
- her burning heart
- Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful.
- burning zeal
- Being keenly discussed.
- a burning question; a burning issue
so hot as to seem to burn (something)
feeling very hot
feeling great passion
burning (plural burnings)
- The act by which something burns or is burned.
- 1828, Timothy Flint, The Western Monthly Review, volume 1, page 403:
- It gives a fine delineation of the burnings of shame, disappointed ambition, and vengeance […]
- 1850, The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal (volume 91, page 93)
- The propriety of the dissolution, too, was speedily seen in the improved state of the public peace: for twelve years we hear little of Orange riots, and nothing of such burnings and wreckings as those of Maghera, Maghery, and Annahagh.
- A fire.
- The burnings continued all day.
- (cryptocurrencies) purposefully remove certain number of coins in circulation, by sending it to a public address where the private keys cannot be obtained (called burn address, eater address or black hole), usually should be available on the blockchain for anyone to review such a transaction. It’s a one-way address with no ability to reverse the transaction or withdraw the coins. For all practical purposes, the asset no longer exists (it has been “burned”). The act of burning effectively removes tokens from the available supply.