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Adjective
Extremely hot or intense
“But suddenly, she could see fine through the searing flames.”
Adjective
Severely critical
“Coming from a guy like Peters, this is a pretty searing indictment of Rumsfeld.”
Adjective
Difficult to endure
“… the undersecretary looked chastened as he listened to the congressman's searing rebuke.”
Adjective
Having a sensation of intense sudden heat
“She woke to a searing pain in her feet.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to scorch or burn the surface of
“Heat a small amount of oil in a pan and sear scallops lightly on each side.”
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