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Burn (injury)

A burn is a type of injury to the skin caused by heat, electricity, chemicals, or radiation (an example of the latter is sunburn).

Scalding is a specific type of burning that is caused by hot fluids.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Burn (injury)", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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