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Adjective
Extremely hot or intense
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“But suddenly, she could see fine through the searing flames.”
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Severely critical
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“Coming from a guy like Peters, this is a pretty searing indictment of Rumsfeld.”
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Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
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Having a sensation of intense sudden heat
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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
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A destructive burning of something
Verb
Present participle for to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
“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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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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Present participle for to cause distress or pain to
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Present participle for broil food
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Present participle for to burn or set fire to (something)
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Present participle for cook in hot oil
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Present participle for to fry in a pan with minimal oil
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Present participle for cook on a bbq
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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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