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burnt

[burnt] /bɜrnt/
verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of burn.
adjective
2.
Fine Arts.
  1. of or showing earth pigments that have been calcined and changed to a deeper and warmer color:
    burnt ocher.
  2. of or showing colors having a deeper or grayer hue than is usually associated with them:
    burnt orange; burnt rose.
Related forms
unburnt, adjective
well-burnt, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for well-burnt

burnt

/bɜːnt/
verb
1.
a past tense and past participle of burn1
adjective
2.
affected by or as if by burning; charred
3.
(of various pigments, such as ochre and orange) calcined, with a resultant darkening of colour
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Word Origin and History for well-burnt

burnt

adj.

past participle adjective from alternative past participle of burn (v.). Burnt offering (late 14c.) is biblical (e.g. Ex. xx:24, Mark xii:33).

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