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According to WordNet, the verb "burn" has 15 sense(s).
200104299 get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun.
200373766 burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent; "The surgeon cauterized the wart".
201205000 use up (energy); "burn off calories through vigorous exercise".
202121048 feel hot or painful; "My eyes are burning".
202768874 shine intensely, as if with heat; "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning".
202120451 cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face".
- SUMO Mappings: Injuring (subsuming mapping)
202268881 spend (significant amounts of money); "He has money to burn".
200378664 destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries".
200378042 cause to undergo combustion; "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil".
201756277 create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD".
200377002 undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well".
201829292 feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion; "She was burning with anger"; "He was burning to try out his new skies".
202485322 burn at the stake; "Witches were burned in Salem".
200196364 burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress".
202762468 cause to burn or combust; "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels".
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