Meaning of “singe” in the English Dictionary

"singe" in British English

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singeverb [ I or T ]

uk /sɪndʒ/ us /sɪndʒ/ past tense and past participle singeing

to burn slightly on the surface, without producing flames:

My sweater started to singe when I leaned over a burning candle.

singenoun [ C ]

uk /sɪndʒ/ us /sɪndʒ/

a slight burn mark:

The hot iron left a singe (mark) on my dress.

(Definition of “singe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"singe" in American English

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singeverb [ T ]

us /sɪndʒ/ present participle singeing

to burn something slightly, or to be burned slightly:

The candle singed his arm hairs.

(Definition of “singe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)