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Definition of "burnt" []

  • A past tense and a past participle of burn1. (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "burnt" in a sentence
  • "With those 'records of the past,' which my old friend Stillinghast ought to have _eaten_ up years ago, you have burnt up legacies to orphans, benefactions to widows, and many noble charities with it -- _if it was burnt_, "added Mr. Fielding."
  • "We wouldn't ever use the term burnt but we have, as I mentioned, investments and receivables in increase there of about $8 million in this first quarter as our sales have gone up to $75 million from I think about $65 or $66 million in the fourth quarter of '08."
  • "I do one first and then throw the second in at the last minute - while T. likes her beef well-done, which I call burnt, I prefer to just walk the cow through the kitchen if you know what I mean."