burning


burning
burn|ing1 [ˈbə:nıŋ US ˈbə:r-] adj [only before noun]
1.) on fire
She was rescued from a burning building.
2.) feeling very hot
Claudia put her hands to her burning face.
3.) burning ambition/desire/need etc
a burning ↑ambition, desire, need etc is very strong
My burning ambition is to be world champion.
4.) burning issue/question
a burning ↑issue or question is very important and urgent
Education has become a burning issue in this election.
5.) written burning eyes look at you very hard or show very strong feeling
burning 2
burning2 adv
burning hot
very hot

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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