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What is another word for searing?

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Adjective
Extremely hot or intense
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“But suddenly, she could see fine through the searing flames.”
Adjective
Severely critical
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“Coming from a guy like Peters, this is a pretty searing indictment of Rumsfeld.”
Adjective
Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
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Painful or distressing to an extreme degree
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“She woke to a searing pain in her feet.”
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Having an ache in a part of one's body
Noun
A destructive burning of something
Verb
Present participle for to scorch or burn, especially the surface of something
“Flames continued to sear the metal about the barge, and clouds of smoke hung dark and oily in the air.”
Verb
Present participle for to cook quickly by grilling or frying the surface of
“Heat a small amount of oil in a pan and sear the scallops lightly on each side.”
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Present participle for to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
“Samaria was all dried up, and the sun continued to sear the already-parched land.”
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Present participle for to cause distress or pain to
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“I cried that night for the last time in my life, refusing to give up hope, any of my feelings, or the image of my passion, which continued to sear my mind.”
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Present participle for to prepare food for consumption, usually using heat
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Present participle for to burn or set fire to (something)
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Present participle for to heat up or become very hot
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Present participle for to cut into a surface with an acid or other corrosive substance in order to make a pattern
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