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burning

1 adjective
     
burn‧ing1 [only before noun]
1 on fire:
She was rescued from a burning building.
2 feeling very hot:
Claudia put her hands to her burning face.
3

burning ambition/desire/need etc

a burning ambition, desire, need etc is very strong:
My burning ambition is to be world champion.
4

burning issue/question

a burning issue or question is very important and urgent:
Education has become a burning issue in this election.
5 written burning eyes look at you very hard or show very strong feeling

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