adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. being on fire b. ardent, intense <
burning enthusiasm
2. a. affecting with or as if with heat <
a burning fever
b. resembling that produced by a burn <
a burning sensation on the tongue
3. of fundamental importance ; urgent <
one of the burning issues of our time
burningly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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