burning vs electrocution what difference

what is difference between burning and electrocution



  • (General American) IPA(key): /bɝnɪŋ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /bɜːnɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -ɜː(ɹ)nɪŋ



  1. present participle of burn


burning (comparative more burning, superlative most burning)

  1. So hot as to seem to burn (something).
  2. Feeling very hot.
  3. Feeling great passion.
  4. Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful.
    • like a young hound upon a burning scent
  5. Being keenly discussed.
    a burning question; a burning issue

Derived terms

  • wood-burning, woodburning



burning (plural burnings)

  1. The act by which something burns or is burned.
    • 1850, The Edinburgh Review, Or Critical Journal (volume 91, page 93)
      The propriety of the dissolution, too, was speedily seen in the improved state of the public peace: for twelve years we hear little of Orange riots, and nothing of such burnings and wreckings as those of Maghera, Maghery, and Annahagh.
  2. A fire.
    The burnings continued all day.
  3. (cryptocurrencies) purposefully remove certain number of coins in circulation, by sending it to a public address where the private keys cannot be obtained (called burn address, eater address or black hole), usually should be available on the blockchain for anyone to review such a transaction. It’s a one-way address with no ability to reverse the transaction or withdraw the coins. For all practical purposes, the asset no longer exists (it has been “burned”). The act of burning effectively removes tokens from the available supply.



  • Bruning



electrocute +‎ -ion


  • IPA(key): /ɪˌlɛktɹəˈkjuːʃən/


electrocution (countable and uncountable, plural electrocutions)

  1. The accidental death or suicide by electric shock.
  2. Deliberate execution by electric shock, usually involving an electric chair.
  3. (informal) A severe electric shock, whether fatal or not.

Usage notes

Formally, the words electrocution and electrocute imply fatality (and originally referred specifically to judicial execution, although the latter distinction has fallen out of use). Informally, however, these terms are sometimes used to refer to serious but nonfatal electric shocks. Preferred usage is to normally reserve electrocution for fatal electric shocks, and to use shock or electric shock for nonfatal ones.


See also

  • execution

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