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English definition of “burning”

burning

adjective     /ˈbɜːnɪŋ/
very hot : the burning heat of the midday sun Hot and heatSultriness and humidity
burning ambition/desire, etc a very strong need to do somethingPower and intensityEnergy, force and power
a burning issue/question a subject or question that must be dealt with or answered quickly Power and intensityEnergy, force and power
(Definition of burning adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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