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Verb: sear  seer
  1. Make very hot and dry
    "The heat seared the countryside";
    - scorch
     
  2. Become superficially burned
    "my eyebrows seared when I bent over the flames";
    - scorch, singe
     
  3. (cooking) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect colour
    "The fire seared the ceiling above the mantelpiece";
    - char, blacken, scorch
     
  4. Cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
    "The sun seared the earth";
    - parch
Adjective: sear  seer
  1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    "sear grass";
    - dried-up, sere, shriveled [US], shrivelled [Brit, Cdn], withered

Sounds like: seaming, se, sear, sere, see

Derived forms: seared, sears, searing

See also: dry

Type of: burn, combust, dry, dry out, heat, heat up

Encyclopedia: Sear