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burning

1. a form of heat treatment used to harden and finish ceramic materials or to prepare certain ores for further treatment by calcination
2. overheating of an alloy during heat treatment in which local fusion or excessive oxide formation and penetration occur, weakening the alloy

burning

Conversion of one element to another by nuclear fusion, such as hydrogen to helium or helium to carbon.

burning

[′bər·niŋ]
(engineering)
The firing of clay products placed in a kiln.
(metallurgy)
Permanent damage to a metal caused by heating beyond temperature limits of the treatment.
Deep pitting of a metal caused by excessive pickling.

burning

The flame cutting of metal plates to a desired shape.
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Here, it is the uncaringness of a harsh, rejecting parent at the burningly cold heart of life: all our knowledge comes from her dreadful "cold hard mouth" and "rocky breasts"
Before and after the fall this joining of "conjugal minds" is so burningly intense because Milton ultimately relates it to that of Christ for his bride the Church and in doing so escalates human love to a metaphor for the love of Christ for the Church and the Father for the Son (Lycidas 176 and Hughes' note 125; also Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, Hughes' note 67, 709; and Complete Prose Works II.
The four great moons are a study in extremes, ranging from burningly hot Io, which disgorges more lava per unit than any other known body in the Solar System, to Callisto, a frigid ball of mud and ice nearly as big as Mercury.
In this Confession, Protestant leaders admitted a certain degree of culpability with the words, "We accuse ourselves of not having been more courageous, of not having prayed more sincerely, of not having believed more joyously, and of not having loved more burningly.
Section I picked up in its paragraph 46 the suggestion (today still burningly appropriate) that