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burn

2 noun
     
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burn2 S3 [countable]
1 an injury caused by fire, heat, the light of the sun, or acid:
His body was covered in cigarette burns.
severe/serious burns
She was taken to the hospital with serious burns.
Several of the survivors suffered severe burns.
She is being treated for minor burns.
2 a mark on something caused by fire or heat:
The desk was covered with graffiti and burn marks.
3 a painful mark on the skin caused by it rubbing hard against something rough
4

the burn

informal a painful hot feeling in your muscles when you exercise a lot:
Go for the burn.
5DN British English a small stream

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