searing

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adjective sear·ing \ˈsir-iŋ\

Definition of searing

  1. 1 :  very hot

  2. 2 :  marked by extreme intensity, harshness, or emotional power searing pain a searing review a searing portrayal

searingly

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Examples of searing in a sentence

  1. the searing heat of the fire

  2. She felt a searing pain in her foot.

  3. She made a searing attack on her political enemies.

1678

First Known Use of searing

1678


SEARING Defined for English Language Learners

searing

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adjective sear·ing \ˈsir-iŋ\

Definition of searing for English Language Learners

  • : very hot

  • : extremely intense, severe, etc.

  • of writing or speech : very strong and critical



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