Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. A past tense and a past participle of burn1.

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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of burn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Consumed with, or as with, fire; scorched or dried, as with fire or heat; baked or hardened in the fire or the sun.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consumed or scorched by fire.
  • Crumbly, and partly or entirely unweldable, from having been raised to too high a temperature in contact with the air: said of iron and steel. The nature of the change which the metal undergoes is not yet clearly understood.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point
  • adj. destroyed or badly damaged by fire
  • adj. ruined by overcooking

Etymologies

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burn +‎ -t

Examples

  • With those 'records of the past,' which my old friend Stillinghast ought to have _eaten_ up years ago, you have burnt up legacies to orphans, benefactions to widows, and many noble charities with it -- _if it was burnt_, "added Mr. Fielding.

    May Brooke

  • We wouldn't ever use the term burnt but we have, as I mentioned, investments and receivables in increase there of about $8 million in this first quarter as our sales have gone up to $75 million from I think about $65 or $66 million in the fourth quarter of '08.

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  • I do one first and then throw the second in at the last minute - while T. likes her beef well-done, which I call burnt, I prefer to just walk the cow through the kitchen if you know what I mean.

    Archive 2004-07-01

  • And those burnt sacrifices are called burnt-sacrifices of appearance, and also appearance, without the addition of the word burnt sacrifice.

    From the Talmud and Hebraica

  • If the queen of the household is of opinion that her associate majesty is very queer because he enjoys a torrid height of the mercury in the drawing-room, he holds probably a similar view of her fondness in the dining-room for what he describes as burnt beef.

    From the Easy Chair — Volume 01

  • Personally, having lived in burnt-to-a-crisp Texas for the past 20 years, I'm looking for a climate that provides at least some cool nights on occasion.

    Help appreciated in location choice!

  • Nothing would remain of Croag, his name burnt from the minds of all Phyrexians.

    Bloodlines

  • And Elias the prophet stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Book 26: Ecclesiasticus The Challoner Revision

  • And Elias the prophet stood up, as a fire, and his word burnt like a torch.

    The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Old Testament — Part 2

  • Critics say that the word burnt should be applied to books and Indian writings which the missionaries took for idols or objects of adoration.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman

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