What is another word for burn?

Synonyms for burn
bɜrnburn

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term burn.

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burn

    To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT.

    Synonyms:
    blaze, brand, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, scorch, set fire to, set on fire, singe

    Antonyms:
    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    Preposition:
    To burn in the fire, burn with fire; burn to the ground, burn to ashes; burn through the skin, or the roof; burn into the soil, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. burn

    Synonyms:
    ignite, kindle, brand, consume, cauterize, rage, glow, smoulder, blaze, flash, cremate, incinerate

    Antonyms:
    extinguish, stifle, cool, wane, subside, glimmer, lower, pale

Princeton's WordNet

  1. burn, burningnoun

    pain that feels hot as if it were on fire

    Synonyms:
    burn mark, tan, combustion, electrocution, burning at the stake, sunburn, suntan, burning

  2. tan, suntan, sunburn, burnnoun

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

    Synonyms:
    burning, topaz, erythema solare, tangent, burn mark, sunburn, suntan, tan

  3. burnnoun

    an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

    Synonyms:
    tan, suntan, burning, burn mark, sunburn

  4. burn, burn marknoun

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

    Synonyms:
    tan, suntan, burning, burn mark, sunburn

  5. burnverb

    damage inflicted by fire

    Synonyms:
    tan, suntan, burning, burn mark, sunburn

  6. burn, fire, burn downverb

    destroy by fire

    "They burned the house and his diaries"

    Synonyms:
    kindle, evoke, bite, sack, give the axe, dismiss, go off, go up, enkindle, give the sack, cut, glow, elicit, burn up, terminate, fire, combust, arouse, give notice, open fire, displace, sting, send away, raise, sunburn, provoke, can, burn down, cauterize, incinerate, discharge, burn off, fuel, force out, cauterise

  7. burn, glowverb

    shine intensely, as if with heat

    "The coals were glowing in the dark"; "The candles were burning"

    Synonyms:
    shine, beam, burn up, radiate, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn down, burn off, bite, cauterize, glow, cauterise, fire

  8. burn, combustverb

    undergo combustion

    "Maple wood burns well"

    Synonyms:
    throw a fit, fly off the handle, catch fire, take fire, ignite, flip one's wig, hit the roof, burn up, blow up, lose one's temper, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, blow a fuse, combust, erupt, hit the ceiling, burn down, conflagrate, go ballistic, burn off, bite, cauterize, blow one's stack, have kittens, flip one's lid, glow, cauterise, fire, have a fit

  9. bite, sting, burnverb

    cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

    "The sun burned his face"

    Synonyms:
    stick, burn down, seize with teeth, prick, burn up, cut, twinge, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn off, bite, cauterize, glow, cauterise, fire

  10. burn, combustverb

    cause to burn or combust

    "The sun burned off the fog"; "We combust coal and other fossil fuels"

    Synonyms:
    throw a fit, fly off the handle, catch fire, take fire, ignite, flip one's wig, hit the roof, burn up, blow up, lose one's temper, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, blow a fuse, combust, erupt, hit the ceiling, burn down, conflagrate, go ballistic, burn off, bite, cauterize, blow one's stack, have kittens, flip one's lid, glow, cauterise, fire, have a fit

  11. burnverb

    feel strong emotion, especially anger or passion

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

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  12. burn, incinerateverb

    cause to undergo combustion

    "burn garbage"; "The car burns only Diesel oil"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  13. burnverb

    burn at the stake

    "Witches were burned in Salem"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  14. burnverb

    spend (significant amounts of money)

    "He has money to burn"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  15. burnverb

    feel hot or painful

    "My eyes are burning"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  16. cauterize, cauterise, burnverb

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

    "The surgeon cauterized the wart"

    Synonyms:
    cauterize, burn up, burn down, burn off, sting, fire, combust, cut, sunburn, incinerate, bite, glow, cauterise, callous

  17. sunburn, burnverb

    get a sunburn by overexposure to the sun

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

  18. cut, burnverb

    create by duplicating data

    "cut a disk"; "burn a CD"

    Synonyms:
    veer, bring down, snub, bite, turn off, edit out, cut, burn up, rationalize, hack, trim down, write out, prune, thin, slue, glow, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, combust, shorten, cut off, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, sting, contract, foreshorten, dilute, curve, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, tailor, burn down, cauterize, incinerate, turn out, fire, disregard, burn off, issue, cauterise, cut back, abbreviate, trend, sunburn

  19. burn off, burn, burn upverb

    use up (energy)

    "burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

    Synonyms:
    flare, go up, burn up, cut, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn down, flame up, burn off, bite, cauterize, blaze up, glow, cauterise, fire

  20. burnverb

    burn with heat, fire, or radiation

    "The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

    Synonyms:
    sting, burn down, burn off, cauterise, fire, burn up, cauterize, glow, incinerate, sunburn, combust, cut, bite

Editors Contribution

  1. roast

    Submitted by anonymous on December 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. burnverb

    Synonyms:
    consume with fire, reduce to ashes

  2. burnverb

    Synonyms:
    calcine, char, scorch, toast, parch, bake

  3. burnverb

    Synonyms:
    injure by fire or heat

  4. burnverb

    Synonyms:
    shrivel, cause to wither

  5. burnverb

    Synonyms:
    flame, be on fire

  6. burnverb

    Synonyms:
    glow, warm, be excited

  7. burnnoun

    Synonyms:
    [Scottish.] brook, rivulet, streamlet, runnel, rivulet, rill, small stream

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. burnnoun

    Synonyms:
    ambustion

  2. burnverb

    Synonyms:
    scorch, scald, singe, char, sear, cauterize, brand, consume, incinerate, cremate, incremate

How to pronounce burn?

How to say burn in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankingword
#34can
#604issue
#782record
#848edit
#960fire
#974brand
#1174flash
#1204contract
#1324cut
#1838skip
#2036reduce
#2063fuel
#2756recording
#3387stick
#3551raise
#3731char
#4349thin
#4405trend
#4429burning
#4719ignore
#4915burn
#5471beam
#5685discharge
#5714curve
#5998trim
#6290tan
#6436burns
#6971flame
#8269sheer
#8412hack
#8658rage
#8848bite
#9051shine
#9651glow
#10081burned
#10518terminate
#12032combustion
#13263burnt
#13461tailor
#13640consume
#14457sting
#15199sack
#15546blaze
#15596dismiss
#15934topaz
#16632flare
#18414disregard
#21598tangent
#22194slew
#26128shorten
#26899provoke
#27242ignite
#27794blight
#28087prick
#28687dilute
#29479elicit
#29637geld
#29834evoke
#32728prune
#40027displace
#40610veer
#40719sunburn
#43009rationalize
#43132arouse
#45294radiate
#53129erupt
#53842callous
#58771snub
#60871swerve
#64144brule
#64764scorch
#70620suntan
#71611kindle
#74265brulee
#78961electrocution
#82163abbreviate
#94999rationalise
#95797singe
#101576abridge
#104149twinge
#107919incinerate
#119460combust
#217141cremate
#225824cauterize
#327450smoulder

How to use burn in a sentence?

  1. Tyson Barker:

    Bush was supposed to be an aberration and Obama a restoration, this idea of a reset seems a much tougher sell, especially since Trump's used Donald Trump lame-duck period to burn the house on the way out.

  2. Richard Gilmore:

    I was sort of delegated from time to time to look after Lorelai Gilmore, and I was very, very fond of Lorelai Gilmore, one summer, I thought,' Lorelai Gilmore's not going to make it. Lorelai Gilmore's going to burn out.' But then Lorelai Gilmore went to Italy with a friend to learn cooking, and I thought.

  3. Mandela Barnes:

    Ron Johnson allow for peaceful protesters, but Ron Johnson don't allow -- Ron Johnson don't allow peaceful protests to turn siege into siege. Listen, I don't want to see anybody lose their life, i don't want to see the violence continue. I don't want to see businesses burn down. I don't want to see economic destruction. I condemn it all.

  4. Fareed Fareed:

    He was instantly more relaxed -- not as guarded, it was much easier to examine his fingers and treat the burn.

  5. Dmitry Lisitsin:

    They started to burn the spilled oil, people see massive plumes of black smoke, this is a large spill, and the problem is of a systemic nature.


Translations for burn

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for burn »

Translation

Find a translation for the burn synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"burn." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 15 Aug. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/burn>.

Discuss these burn synonyms with the community:

0 Comments

    Are we missing a good synonym for burn?

    Image or illustration of

    burn

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following terms is an antonym of "miserable"?
    • A. measly
    • B. misfortunate
    • C. pathetic
    • D. comfy

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for burn: