Sunday, September 15, 2013

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singe

[sinj] verb, singed, singe·ing, noun

verb (used with object)

1. To burn superficially or slightly; scorch.

2. To burn the ends, projections, nap, or the like, of (hair, cloth, etc.).

3. To subject (the carcass of an animal or bird) to flame in order to remove hair, bristles, feathers, etc.

noun

4. A superficial burn.

5. The act of singeing.

Origin:

before 1000; Middle English sengen (v.), Old English sencgan; cognate with Dutch zengen, German sengen; akin to Old Norse sangr singed, burnt

Related forms

singe·ing·ly, adverb

un·singed, adjective


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