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singeverb [I or T]

uk   us   /sɪndʒ/ (past tense and past participle singeing)
to ​burnslightly on the ​surface, without ​producingflames: My ​sweaterstarted to singe when I ​leaned over a ​burningcandle.

singenoun [C]

uk   us   /sɪndʒ/
a ​slightburnmark: The ​hotironleft a singe (mark) on my ​dress.
(Definition of singe from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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singeverb [T]

 us   /sɪndʒ/ (present participle singeing)
to ​burn something ​slightly, or to be ​burnedslightly: The ​candle singed his ​armhairs.
(Definition of singe from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “singe”
in Spanish chamuscar…
in Vietnamese làm cháy xém…
in Malaysian menyebabkan sesuatu terbakar…
in Thai ทำให้ไหม้…
in French roussir…
in German versengen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 把…微微烧焦,把…烤焦…
in Indonesian menghanguskan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 把…微微燒焦,把…烤焦…
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