Synonyms for (noun) burn

Synonyms: burn

Definition: damage inflicted by fire

Similar words: harm, hurt, scathe, damage

Definition: the act of damaging something or someone


Synonyms: burn, burn mark

Definition: a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)

Similar words: mar, defect, blemish

Definition: a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

Usage: a facial blemish


Synonyms: burn

Definition: an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

Similar words: trauma, hurt, injury, harm

Definition: any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.


Synonyms: sunburn, suntan, tan, burn

Definition: a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun

Similar words: hyperpigmentation

Definition: unusual darkening of the skin


Synonyms: burn, burning

Definition: pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

Similar words: pain, hurting

Definition: a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder

Usage: the patient developed severe pain and distension

Synonyms for (verb) burn

Synonyms: sunburn, burn

Definition: get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

Similar words: color, colour, discolor, discolour

Definition: change color, often in an undesired manner

Usage: The shirts discolored


Synonyms: burn

Definition: burn with heat, fire, or radiation

Usage: The iron burnt a hole in my dress

Similar words: damage

Definition: inflict damage upon

Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree


Synonyms: cauterise, cauterize, burn

Definition: burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

Usage: The surgeon cauterized the wart

Similar words: treat, care for

Definition: provide treatment for

Usage: The doctor treated my broken leg; The nurses cared for the bomb victims; The patient must be treated right away or she will die; Treat the infection with antibiotics


Synonyms: burn, combust

Definition: undergo combustion

Usage: Maple wood burns well

Similar words: turn, change state

Definition: undergo a transformation or a change of position or action

Usage: We turned from Socialism to Capitalism; The people turned against the President when he stole the election


Synonyms: burn, incinerate

Definition: cause to undergo combustion

Usage: burn garbage; The car burns only Diesel oil

Similar words: change integrity

Definition: change in physical make-up


Synonyms: fire, burn, burn down

Definition: destroy by fire

Usage: They burned the house and his diaries

Similar words: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up


Synonyms: burn, burn off, burn up

Definition: use up (energy)

Usage: burn off calories through vigorous exercise

Similar words: consume, eat, eat up, deplete, run through, wipe out, use up, exhaust

Definition: use up (resources or materials)

Usage: this car consumes a lot of gas; We exhausted our savings; They run through 20 bottles of wine a week


Synonyms: burn, cut

Definition: create by duplicating data

Usage: cut a disk; burn a CD

Similar words: create, make, produce

Definition: create or manufacture a man-made product

Usage: We produce more cars than we can sell; The company has been making toys for two centuries


Synonyms: burn

Definition: feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

Usage: She was burning with anger; He was burning to try out his new skies

Similar words: feel, experience

Definition: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind

Usage: She felt resentful; He felt regret


Synonyms: sting, bite, burn

Definition: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

Usage: The sun burned his face

Similar words: hurt, ache, smart

Definition: be the source of pain


Synonyms: burn

Definition: feel hot or painful

Usage: My eyes are burning

Similar words: hurt, ache, smart

Definition: be the source of pain


Synonyms: burn

Definition: spend (significant amounts of money)

Usage: He has money to burn

Similar words: waste, squander, blow

Definition: spend thoughtlessly; throw away

Usage: He wasted his inheritance on his insincere friends; You squandered the opportunity to get and advanced degree


Synonyms: burn

Definition: burn at the stake

Usage: Witches were burned in Salem

Similar words: execute, put to death

Definition: kill as a means of socially sanctioned punishment

Usage: In some states, criminals are executed


Synonyms: burn, glow

Definition: shine intensely, as if with heat

Usage: The coals were glowing in the dark; The candles were burning

Similar words: shine, beam

Definition: emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light

Usage: The sun shone bright that day; The fire beamed on their faces