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English definition of “singe”

singe

verb [I or T] uk   /sɪndʒ/ (past tense and past participle singeing) us  
to burn slightly on the surface, without producing flames: My jumper started to singe when I leaned over a burning candle.Burning, burnt and on fire

singe

noun [C] uk   /sɪndʒ/ us  
a slight burn mark: The hot iron left a singe (mark) on my dress.Burning, burnt and on fire
(Definition of singe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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