Definitions

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  • v. To burn in; burn or affect as to make a permanent or lasting impression or mark.
  • v. To burn within.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *inbernen, *inbrennen, from Old English *inbiernan, *inbærnan, suggested by Old English inbryne ("fire, burning") and inbærnednes ("burning, incense"), equivalent to in- +‎ burn. Compare Old English onbiernan ("to be burning"). Cognate with Dutch inbranden ("to burn"), German einbrennen ("to burn").

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