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sear1

sear1

 
 
pronunciation:
sir
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seared, searing, sears
definition 1: to burn or scorch the outside of.
The chef seared the meat before roasting it on the spit.
similar words:
char, scorch, singe
definition 2: to put a brand on with a hot iron.
similar words:
brand
definition 3: to cause to become dried up or parched; wither.
similar words:
parch, scorch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to come to be dried up or parched.
The corn seared in the sun.
similar words:
scorch
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part of speech: noun
definition: a discoloration, wound, scar, or the like that results from searing.
similar words:
scorch, singe