singe

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1singe

transitive verb \ˈsinj\

: to burn (something) slightly

singedsinge·ing \ˈsin-jiŋ\

Full Definition of SINGE

:  to burn superficially or lightly :  scorch; especially :  to remove the hair, down, or fuzz from usually by passing rapidly over a flame

Examples of SINGE

  1. The wood was singed by the candle.
  2. <the marshmallows got a bit singed over the campfire, but we like them that way>

Origin of SINGE

Middle English sengen, from Old English sæncgan, sengan; akin to Old High German bisengan to singe, Old Church Slavic isęknǫti to dry up
First Known Use: before 12th century

Related to SINGE

2singe

noun

Definition of SINGE

:  a slight burn :  scorch

First Known Use of SINGE

1658

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