burn - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] an injury that you get when something burns your skin

    He suffered burns to his face and hands.

    1. a.
      a mark that appears on something when something burns it

      There were cigarette burns all over the carpet.

  2. 2

    the burn

    informal a hot feeling in your muscles that you get when you do hard physical exercise
  3. 3
    [countable] British a small stream, especially in Scotland