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adjective [only before noun] burning pronunciation in American English /ˈbɜrnɪŋ/
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  1. 1
    being destroyed by fire
    burning buildings
    a burning car
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  2. 2
    very hot
    the burning sun of the desert
    I felt his burning forehead.
  3. 3
    painful, and feeling as if a part of your body is touching something hot
    She felt a burning sensation in her mouth.
  4. 4
    felt extremely strongly
    My burning ambition is to be world champion.



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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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