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burning

adjective uk   /ˈbɜː.nɪŋ/  us   /ˈbɝː-/

burning adjective (ON FIRE)

B1 producing flames: A man staggered from the burning car.
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burning adjective (HOT)

very hot: burning sand Suddenly she felt a burning (sensation) (= feeling of heat) in her throat.

burning adjective (STRONG)

C1 A burning desire, need, etc., is one that is very strong: a burning ambition He spoke of his burning desire to play for his country.burning issue/question C1 a subject or question that must be dealt with or answered quickly
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