Synonyms for burned

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They had burned their way into his dreams with a bright insistence.

But they've made you older—they've burned the boy out of you with pain!

The letter she had received on her wedding day was burned into her brain.

He kept his eyes upon the Star, where it burned white on the horizon.

What had changed her voice and burned fever spots in her cheeks?

The stairs also were pulled down and burned, though there was no scarcity of firing.

Of thirteen sail of the line, nine were taken and two burned.

The Southern chivalry howled, and hanged or burned some one in effigy.

I've tried to do it ever since she died, so the other things could be burned; but my courage failed me.

His mouth was full of something that burned, a liquid hot, acrid, and stinging.

WORD ORIGIN

12c., combination of Old Norse brenna "to burn, light," and two originally distinct Old English verbs: bærnan "to kindle" (transitive) and beornan "to be on fire" (intransitive), all from Proto-Germanic *brennan/*branajan (cf. Middle Dutch bernen, Dutch branden, Old High German brinnan, German brennen, Gothic -brannjan "to set on fire"). This perhaps is from PIE *gwher- "to heat, warm" (see warm (adj.)), or from PIE *bhre-n-u, from root *bhreue- "to boil forth, well up" (see brew (v.)). Related: Burned/burnt (see -ed); burning.

Figuratively (of passions, battle, etc.) in Old English. Meaning "cheat, swindle, victimize" is first attested 1650s. In late 18c, slang, burned meant "infected with venereal disease." To burn one's bridges (behind one) "behave so as to destroy any chance of returning to a status quo" (attested by 1892 in Mark Twain), perhaps ultimately is from reckless cavalry raids in the American Civil War. Slavic languages have historically used different and unrelated words for the transitive and intransitive senses of "set fire to"/"be on fire:" cf. Polish palić/gorzeć, Russian žeč'/gorel.

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