from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Variant of burned-out.
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- adj. exhausted as a result of longtime stress
- adj. inoperative as a result of heat or friction
- adj. destroyed or badly damaged by fire
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Rodrigo Abd/Associated Press People picked up baby strollers and carried them over the piles of shell casings littering the pavement, steering them around the sand berms and burnt-out tanks blocking the sidewalks.
Released in 1981, it's like the last Hollywood movie of the 1960s, in which the aspirations and ideals of that long-gone decade finally soured irrevocably on its dazed, burnt-out survivors.
But two out-of-the-blue disasters have hit Rachel and her family in the last five days: a burnt-out clutch which is going to be very expensive, and a diagnosis of breast cancer in her husband's family.
T. Mughal/European Pressphoto Agency CONVOY ATTACK: A truck driver examined a burnt-out truck after a convoy carrying oil for NATO forces in Afghanistan was attacked by suspected militants on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan, Monday, killing at least five people.
On succeeding pages of “The Cloud-Sculptors of Coral D,” we find that “memories, caravels without sails, crossed the shadowy deserts of her burnt-out eyes” and that the dwarf, Petit Manuel, regards this same woman “with eyes like crushed flowers.”
The movie Sideways put the Santa Ynez Valley on the map--and not just for aging burnt-out urban dwellers unlucky in love--a steady stream of wine-curious souls head here to wake up their taste buds at the valley's more than 70 wineries and tasting rooms.
By Megan Cytron The movie Sideways put the Santa Ynez Valley on the map--and not just for aging burnt-out urban dwellers...
The projections are staged amid appropriate props: portable toilets, a burnt-out VW campervan.
Rebel soldiers stand by a burnt-out truck belonging to pro-Gaddafi forces who attacked an oil refinery on Monday.
Lead scientist Walter John Noble from Lord Of The Rings and, ahem, TV's Home And Away was presented as a burnt-out acid casualty of the progressive hippy science of 1960s Berkeley college, more a Timothy Leary than an Agent Mulder – an important part of his alternative science kit is a live cow.