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Sear

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Verb

1. scorch, sear

make very hot and dry

Example Sentences:
'The heat scorched the countryside'

2. scorch, sear, singe

become superficially burned

Example Sentences:
'my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames'

3. blacken, char, scorch, sear

burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

Example Sentences:
'The cook blackened the chicken breast'
'The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece'
'the flames scorched the ceiling'

4. parch, sear

cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

Example Sentences:
'The sun parched the earth'

Adjective

5. dried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered

(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

Example Sentences:
'dried-up grass'
'the desert was edged with sere vegetation'
'shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings'
'withered vines'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Sear

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verb (transitive)
1. 
to scorch or burn the surface of
2. 
to brand with a hot iron
3. 
to cause to wither or dry up
4. rare
to make callous or unfeeling
noun
5. 
a mark caused by searing
adjective
6. poetic
dried up
noun
the catch in the lock of a small firearm that holds the hammer or firing pin cocked

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Sear

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adjective
1.  alt. sp. of
sere2
verb transitive
2. 
to dry up; wither
3. 
a. 
to scorch or burn the surface of
b. 
to brown (meat) quickly at high heat
4. 
to brand or cauterize with a hot iron
5. 
to make callous or unfeeling; harden
6. 
to cause to quail or feel humiliated, as by a scornful glance
verb intransitive
7.  Archaic
to dry up; wither
noun
8. 
a mark or condition caused by searing
noun
the catch in a gunlock that holds the hammer cocked or half-cocked

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Sear

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v. seared, sear·ing, sears
v.tr.
1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of.
2. To brown (meat) quickly using very high heat. See Synonyms at burn1.
3. To cause to dry up and wither.
4.
a. To cause emotional pain or trauma to: "The image of the burdened, solitary president ... seared the American mind as never before" (James Carroll).
b. To cause to be felt or remembered because of emotional intensity: "Such increases in value have seared into people's minds the idea that investments will almost always pay off" (David Leonhardt).
v.intr.
1. To become dried up or withered.
2. To be felt or remembered because of emotional intensity: The incident seared into the nation's memory.
n.
A condition, such as a scar, produced by searing.
n.
The catch in a gunlock that keeps the hammer halfcocked or fully cocked.
adj.
Variant of sere1.

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