These verbs mean to injure or alter by means of intense heat or flames. Burn, the most general, applies to the effects of exposure to a source of heat or to something that can produce a similar effect: burned the muffins in the oven; skin burned by the wind and sun.
• BURNT (adjective) The adjective BURNT has 3 senses: 1. ruined by overcooking. 2. treated by heating to a high temperature but below the melting or fusing point. 3. destroyed or badly damaged by fire. Familiarity information: BURNT used as an adjective is uncommon.