friction burn

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Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • burn — I n. 1) to receive a burn 2) a brush, friction; first degree; minor, superficial; second degree, moderate; third degree, severe burn 3) (misc.) (esp. AE) a slow burn ( increasing fury ) II v. (d; refl.) to burn into (the incident burned itself… …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • burn — burn1 burnable, adj. /berrn/, v., burned or burnt, burning, n. v.i. 1. to undergo rapid combustion or consume fuel in such a way as to give off heat, gases, and, usually, light; be on fire: The fire burned in the grate. 2. (of a fireplace,… …   Universalium

  • burn — I [[t]bɜrn[/t]] v. burned burnt, burn•ing, 1) to consume fuel and give off heat, gases, and usu. light; be on fire 2) chem. a) to undergo combustion; oxidize b) to undergo fission or fusion 3) (of a fireplace, furnace, etc.) to contain a fire 4)… …   From formal English to slang

  • friction — UK [ˈfrɪkʃ(ə)n] / US noun Word forms friction : singular friction plural frictions 1) [countable/uncountable] disagreement friction between: There is some friction between the various departments. friction with: The decision is likely to lead to… …   English dictionary

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