burn2 S3 [countable]
an injury caused by fire, heat, the light of the sun, or acid:
His body was covered in cigarette burns.
She was taken to the hospital with serious burns.
Several of the survivors suffered severe burns.
She is being treated for minor burns.
a mark on something caused by fire or heat:
The desk was covered with graffiti and burn marks.
a painful mark on the skin caused by it rubbing hard against something rough
a painful hot feeling in your muscles when you exercise a lot:
Go for the burn.
5DN British English
a small stream