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singe

singe

 
 
pronunciation:
sInj
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: singed, singeing, singes
definition 1: to burn slightly on the surface, end, or edge.
She singed her hair when she bent over the lit burner on the stove.
synonyms:
sear
similar words:
blacken, brand, brown, burn, cauterize, char, roast, scorch, toast
definition 2: to remove feathers, hairs, or bristles from (a dead bird or animal) by exposing to a flame.
similar words:
dress
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a slight or superficial burn.
synonyms:
burn, scorch, sear
definition 2: the act or process of singeing.
synonyms:
searing
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