Definition of burned in English:


(also burnt)

  • past and past participle of burn


  • 1attributive Having been burned.

    ‘burned wood’
    ‘burned shoulders and peeling noses’
    • ‘His project was a burned pound cake, but it looked burnt and the lemon topping was watered down.’
    • ‘He makes versions of famous images out of any material at home: cracked porcelain, burned wood scraps, chunks of old books.’
    • ‘The bread is burned; Paul hides the burned bread from his mother and continues giving Miriam her French lesson.’
    • ‘You don't want a lumpy, starchy gravy or a burned roux.’
    • ‘I scrape the burned part into the sink and eat the rest, buttered.’
    • ‘When you have burned them well, cut off the burned skin together with the spines, and all the meat remains.’
    • ‘At the site of one ambush there was a festive air as a large group of boys banged away at the burned carcass of an abandoned U.S. vehicle.’
    • ‘Streets are still littered with the blackened hulls of burned cars.’
    • ‘A cheering crowd dragged their burned and mutilated bodies through the streets and hanged two bodies from a bridge over the Euphrates River.’
    • ‘The concession stand sat at the back of the lobby and if some new kid happened to be on duty, the place probably smelled of burned popcorn.’
    • ‘The evidence of God's wrath was the blocks upon blocks of burned buildings we supposedly brought on ourselves.’
    • ‘And burned lips turn to sandpaper or, worse, can produce blisters.’
    • ‘One section of palisade was burned, and within the burned remains were numerous flint arrowheads, possibly used as ‘fire arrows’.’
    • ‘Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just recently toured the devastation, toured the burned areas by helicopter.’
    • ‘He was the burned guy, the mangled guy - that didn't look anything like him!’
    • ‘We had some burned victims pass us, but it was calm.’
    • ‘His skin blackens until it begins to feel away, turning to dust, leaving just the burned black bone underneath, the inverted pentagram burning red on the skull.’
    • ‘There were survivors with burned skin hanging from their bodies.’
    • ‘Earl Hecker sat outside the room where nurses were applying white antimicrobial cream to burned soldiers.’
    • ‘The burned and charred hulks, lined up on a rear lot at the San Gabriel Valley dealership, looked like they'd been flown out of Mogadishu.’
    1. 1.1 (of a taste) like that of food that has been charred in cooking.
      • ‘Too often the exterior of an encrusted entrée gets a tad scorched in the pan, lending a burned taste to an otherwise fine piece of fish or fowl.’
      • ‘Too much heat means the skins at the bottom of the still will start to burn and your entire batch will be marred by the burned flavors.’
      • ‘I am not the cook Grandma was and I’ve had to save quite a few meals using Grandma’s tip to get the burned taste out of food.’
    2. 1.2 (of sugar) cooked or heated until caramelized.
      • ‘Cook until the burnt sugar mixes in with the cream and sugar and pour into a saucepan.’
      • ‘This great burnt sugar icing recipe is from my husband's grandmother.’
      • ‘Caramel usually is more or less burned sugar, so what is burnt caramel like?’
    3. 1.3 (of a warm color) dark or deep.
      ‘burnt orange’
      • ‘Cottons are used such as Turkey red and Balkan blue and Mandarin yellow, with a good deal of burned orange and black.’
      • ‘This rustic looking candleholder is finished in hues of red, green, brown and burnt yellow on glass with a rust brown metal base.’
      • ‘Burnt orange and white are the official colors of the university.’