Burning

Definition of Burning

Burn´ing
a.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.
- Dryden.
Burning bush
(Bot.) an ornamental shrub (Euonymus atropurpureus), bearing a crimson berry.
n.1.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 esp. a mixture of the latter with alcohol.
Burning glass
a convex lens of considerable size, used for producing an intense heat by converging the sun's rays to a focus.
Burning house
(Metal.) the furnace in which tin ores are calcined, to sublime the sulphur and arsenic from the pyrites.
Burning mirror
a concave mirror, or a combination of plane mirrors, used for the same purpose as a burning glass.
- Weale.

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