burn
 v.— «Build quality depends on two things: spares used and quality control system. The first criterion relates to “compatibility” or how well the components can work with each other.…Before a set goes on sale from a reputed company’s assembly line, it undergoes a process called “burning” or mock usage for a long duration under controlled physical and electronic environment. Its performance is monitored and rated. Interestingly, the same can be done with several software.…These are available with good assemblers who can “burn” your machine before you start using it.» —“Branded or assembled?” by Abhishek Bhaduri The Statesman (Kolkata, India) Dec. 3, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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