Definitions

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  • v. To burn too much; to be overzealous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To burn too much; to be overzealous.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To burn too much or unduly.
  • To cover with flames.
  • To burn too much; be overzealous; be excessive: as, overburning zeal.

Etymologies

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over- +‎ burn

Examples

  • A 6000lb / hr overburn is going to show up pretty quickly

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  • I also learned how to overburn a CD (i.e. squeeze 703 megs on something that's only supposed to hold 700.)

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  • Fifteen minutes from where it broke up, the space shuttle -- the overburn begins over the Indian Ocean and the brakes just keep coming as it comes down for the world's most harrowing glider ride, is really a good way to describe it.

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  • Impurities cause the stone to overburn at lower temperatures which reduces porosity and consequently the rate of hydration.

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  • An intensive flame will tend to overburn the limestone whereas a very long flame with an inadequate amount of air will tend to choke the pores of the limestone with soot and will not reach the centre of the column of material.

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  • Firing at the temperature required for CaCO3 will, to a greater or lesser extent, overburn the MgCO3 component making it difficult to hydrate.

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  • However, depending on the stone size and type, at a certain. temperature level the. stone will begin to overburn to an unacceptable extent.

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  • It is therefore almost impossible to overburn any of the lime when using wood as a fuel.

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  • What that means is that we have to haul overburn and coal further as we mine areas to make up for production that was planned from a mine that is waiting for a permit.

  • DONT cook the onion before baking, if you do this the onion will overburn.

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