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English definition of “sear”

sear

verb [T] uk   /sɪər/ us    /sɪr/
to burn the surface of something with sudden very strong heat: The heat from the explosion seared their hands and faces.Burning, burnt and on fire to fry a piece of meat quickly at a high temperature, in order to prevent liquid and flavour escaping from itPreparing food using heatPreparing food to have a strong unpleasant effect on someone's feelings or memories: The disaster is indelibly seared into the villagers' memory.Making people sad, shocked and upset
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