Burning vs Roasting - What's the difference?

burning | roasting |


As verbs the difference between burning and roasting

is that burning is while roasting is .

As adjectives the difference between burning and roasting

is that burning is so hot as to seem to burn (something) while roasting is very hot.

As nouns the difference between burning and roasting

is that burning is the act by which something burns or is burned while roasting is the act by which something is roasted.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

burning

English

Verb

(head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • So hot as to seem to burn (something).
  • *{{quote-book, year=1892, author=(James Yoxall)
  • , chapter=5, title= The Lonely Pyramid , passage=The desert storm was riding in its strength; the travellers lay beneath the mastery of the fell simoom. Whirling wreaths and columns of burning wind, rushed around and over them.}}
  • Feeling very hot.
  • Feeling great passion.
  • Consuming; intense; inflaming; exciting; vehement; powerful.
  • * (John Dryden) (1631-1700)
  • Like a young hound upon a burning scent.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something burns or is burned.
  • * 1828 , Timothy Flint, The Western Monthly Review (volume 1, page 403)
  • It gives a fine delineation of the burnings of shame, disappointed ambition, and vengeance
  • * 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.
  • A fire.
  • The burnings continued all day.

    roasting

    Verb

    (head)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Very hot
  • The day started out cool, but by noon it was roasting

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act by which something is roasted.
  • * 1885 , Henry Marion Howe, Copper smelting (page 15)
  • These elements are expelled more completely by a large number of comparatively incomplete roastings (alternated, of course, with smeltings) than by a smaller number of extremely thorough roastings

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