1. The cessation of operation usually of a jet or rocket engine; also; the point at which burnout occurs
2. Exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or frustration; a person suffering from burnout
3. A person showing the effects of drug abuse
Sinonimi: burning at the stake | combustion
1. Execution by fire; SYN. burning at the stake.
2. The act of burning something; SYN. combustion.
Common name for combustion.
ETYM Latin crematio.
Disposal of the dead by burning. The custom was universal among ancient Indo-European peoples, for example, the Greeks, Romans, and Teutons. It was discontinued among Christians until the late 19th century because of their belief in the bodily resurrection of the dead. Overcrowded urban cemeteries gave rise to its revival in the West. It has remained the usual method of disposal in the East.
The incineration of a dead body.
ETYM Latin deflagratio: cf. French déflagration.
1. A burning up; conflagration.
2. The act or process of deflagrating.
ETYM Late Lat. incineratio: cf. French incinération.
The act of burning something completely; reducing it to ashes.
ETYM AS. staca, from the root of Eng. stick; akin to OFries. and LG. stake, Dutch staak, Swed. stake, Dan. stage. Related to Stick, Estacade, Stockade.
1. A vertical post that a victim is tied to for execution by burning.
2. The money risked on a gamble; SYN. stakes, bet, wager.