to burn, especially suddenly and violently.
Historical Examples

A Textbook of Assaying: For the Use of Those Connected with Mines. Cornelius Beringer and John Jacob Beringer
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
Legal Chemistry A. Naquet

to burn or cause to burn with great heat and light


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