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Verb
To make dry
“Flames climbed one wall of the room and I choked and hacked as heat and smoke seared my lungs; blistering my skin.”
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To scorch or burn the surface of
“Heat a small amount of oil in a pan and sear scallops lightly on each side.”
Verb
To burn or scorch the surface of (something) with a sudden, intense heat
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Cause to become dry
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To burn, sear, or freeze tissue using a hot iron, electric current or a caustic agent
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Cook in hot oil
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To fry in a pan with minimal oil
Verb
Hiss, fry
Verb
Corrode, eat away
Adjective
Dry, arid, lacking water
Noun
A performer of conjuring tricks
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