- Marked by flames or intense heat: a burning sun. (adjective)
- Characterized by intense emotion; passionate: a burning desire for justice. (adjective)
- Of immediate import; urgent: "the issues that seem so burning in Washington” ( John F. Kennedy). (adjective)
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