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What is another word for searing?

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Extremely hot or torrid
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“The windows were too hot to touch in the searing heat.”
Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
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“The induction of new draftees unprepared for the searing demands of the front meant that all armed forces during the war became less effective as the conflict went on.”
Severely critical or vitriolic
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“This was a collection of drawings which needed no captions to convey the searing criticism of society and its politics.”
Painful or distressing to an extreme degree
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“He tried to get up from his chair, but with the searing pain in his right arm, it was impossible to do.”
Having an ache in a part of one's body
A destructive burning of something
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.”
Present participle for to prepare food for consumption, usually using heat
Present participle for to cause an increase in temperature of an object or space
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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