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1. sear

verb. ['ˈsɪr'] make very hot and dry.

Synonyms

  • heat up
  • scorch
  • sizzle

Antonyms

  • stimulating
  • intoxicated
  • tearful
  • emotional

Etymology

  • searian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sear (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word sear


1. Noun, singular or mass
The sear is what makes a good steak into a great steak.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
Remove the cross rib from the pan after you sear it and set it aside.

3. Verb, base form
Place the steaks in the pan and sear them on one side until golden-brown, about two minutes.

Quotes containing the word sear


1. I felt his other hand sear hot against my cheek. He bent his head, and in a voice that Jack couldn’t hear, said, “When you came down the stairs, and fell into me, that was the moment.” Then his lips pressed against mine.
- Sarah Alderson, Hunting Lila

2. sear

verb. ['ˈsɪr'] cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat.

Synonyms

  • dry out
  • parch

Antonyms

  • sugary
  • humorless
  • stay

Etymology

  • searian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sear (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. sear

adjective. ['ˈsɪr'] (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture.

Synonyms

  • dried-up
  • sere
  • dry
  • shrivelled
  • shriveled

Antonyms

  • fat
  • dryness
  • humidify
  • sweet

Etymology

  • searian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sear (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. sear

verb. ['ˈsɪr'] become superficially burned.

Synonyms

  • combust
  • singe
  • scorch

Antonyms

  • extinguish
  • hypopigmentation
  • conserve
  • whiten

Etymology

  • searian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sear (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. sear

verb. ['ˈsɪr'] burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color.

Synonyms

  • blacken
  • singe
  • scorch
  • char
  • swinge

Antonyms

  • fancy
  • productive
  • gaseous
  • liquid

Etymology

  • searian (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • sear (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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