1 adj You use burning to describe something that is extremely hot.
...the burning desert of Central Asia.
Burning is also an adverb., adv ADV adj
He touched the boy's forehead. It was burning hot.
2 adj If you have a burning interest in something or a burning desire to do something, you are extremely interested in it or want to do it very much.
I had a burning ambition to become a journalist..., She had a burning desire to wreak revenge.
3 adj A burning issue or question is a very important or urgent one that people feel very strongly about. ADJ n The burning question in this year's debate over the federal budget is: whose taxes should be raised?
wood-burning stove ( wood-burning stoves plural ) A wood-burning stove is the same as a wood stove. n-count
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