From Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Alternative forms[edit]


From burn +‎ -t.




  1. (chiefly Commonwealth, UK) simple past and past participle of burn


burnt (comparative more burnt, superlative most burnt)

  1. Damaged or injured by fire or heat.
    • 2022 January 12, Benedict le Vay, “The heroes of Soham...”, in RAIL, number 948, page 43:
      The burnt and bleeding man staggered to his feet, dazed and unbelieving, and asked the startled townspeople who came running whether his fireman and guard were safe. He was kept away from the smouldering crater where his engine had been, and taken to hospital.
  2. (of food) Carbonised.
    The toast was too burnt to eat.
  3. (of a person) Having a sunburn.
  4. (of a colour) Being darker than standard, especially browner.

Usage notes[edit]

The word burnt as the simple past and past participle of burn is largely a UK usage, but its use as an adjective is more widespread.

Derived terms[edit]


The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.