[ US /ˈsɪɹ/ ]
[ UK /sˈi‍ə/ ]
  1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    withered vines
    shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    dried-up grass
    the desert was edged with sere vegetation
  1. become superficially burned
    my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames
  2. cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
    The sun parched the earth
  3. burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
    the flames scorched the ceiling
    The cook blackened the chicken breast
    The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
  4. make very hot and dry
    The heat scorched the countryside
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How To Use sear In A Sentence

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