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BURN'ING, participle present tense Consuming with fire; flaming; scorching; hardening by fire; calcining; charring; raging as fire; glowing.

BURN'ING, noun Combustion; the act of expelling volatile matter and reducing to ashes, or to a calx; a fire; inflammation; the heat or raging of passion. In surgery, actual cautery; cauterization.

BURN'ING, adjective Powerful; vehement; as a burning shame; a burning scent.

1. Much heated; very hot; scorching.

The burning plains of India.