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searing

adjective uk   /ˈsɪə.rɪŋ/ us    /ˈsɪr.ɪŋ/
If something, such as a feeling or temperature, is described as searing, it is extreme: A searing pain shot up her arm. The race took place in the searing heat. (especially of a criticism or story) very powerful and emotional or criticizing someone or something very strongly: The article is a searing attack on government mismanagement. a searing tale of love and hate
searingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
(Definition of searing from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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