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Adjective: seared  seerd
  1. Having the surface burned quickly with intense heat
    "the seared meat is then covered with hot liquid for braising"
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

See also: cooked

Type of: burn, combust, heat, heat up

Encyclopedia: Seared