HyperDic: sear

English > 5 senses of the word sear:
VERBchangesear, scorchmake very hot and dry
changesear, scorch, singebecome superficially burned
changesear, char, blacken, scorchburn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color
changesear, parchcause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
ADJECTIVEallsear, dried-up, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
sear > pronunciation
Soundssih'r
Rhymesacyclovir ... zaire / Zaire: 93 rhymes with ihr...
English > sear: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaning(used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture.
Synonymsdried-up, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered
Categoryvegetation, flora, botanyAll the plant life in a particular region or period
BroaderdryFree from liquid / liquid or moisture
Spanishmarchito, reseco, seco
English > sear: 5 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake very hot and dry.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscorch
Entailed bycauterize, cauterise, burnBurn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
NarrowersizzleBurn or sear with a sizzling sound
Broaderheat, heat upmake hot or hotter
Spanishabrasar, chamuscar
Catalanabrasar, socarrimar
English > sear: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome superficially burned.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymsscorch, singe
Broaderburn, combustUndergo combustion
English > sear: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBurn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymschar, blacken, scorch
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Narrowersinge, swingeBurn superficially or lightly
BroaderburnBurn with heat, fire, or radiation
Spanishachicharrar, carbonizar, chamuscar, requemar
Catalanabrusar, bleir, carbonitzar, recremar
English > sear: 5 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningCause to wither or parch from exposure to heat.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymparch
Broaderdry, dry outRemove the moisture from and make dry
Spanishabrasar, agostarse, chamuscar, marchitar, quemar, resecar
Catalanabrasar, agostejar, cremar, emmusteir, ressecar, socarrimar

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