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Burning

Burning
1. That burns; being on fire; excessively hot; fiery.
2. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful; as, burning zeal. ”Like a young hound upon a burning scent.
(Science: botany)” (Dryden) burning bush, an ornamental shrub (euonymus atropurpureus), bearing a crimson berry.
The act of consuming by fire or heat, or of subjecting to the effect of fire or heat; the state of being on fire or excessively heated. Burning fluid, any volatile illuminating oil, as the lighter petroleums (naphtha, benzine), or oil of turpentine (camphine), but especially. A mixture of the latter with alcohol. Burning glass, a conxex lens of considerable size, used for producing an intense heat by converging the suns rays to a focus.
(Science: chemistry) burning house, the furnace in which tin ores are calcined, to sublime the sulphur and arsenic from the pyrites. Weale. Burning mirror, a concave mirror, or a combination of plane mirrors, used for the same purpose as a burning glass.
Synonym: combustion, fire, conflagration, flame, blaze.


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