Definition of searing
1 : very hot
2 : marked by extreme intensity, harshness, or emotional power searing pain a searing review a searing portrayal
Examples of searing in a Sentence
the searing heat of the fire
She felt a searing pain in her foot.
She made a searing attack on her political enemies.
Recent Examples of searing from the Web
The October shooting of Deborah Danner became a searing illustration of the argument for the training, which so far has reached about 5,800 of the department’s 35,000 officers.
And the searing, soaring five-story museum fills the gaps in our country’s complicated story that too many of us have forgotten, sanitized or simply never knew.
Its heat shield, the toughest ever designed, will safeguard the probe against searing 2,500 F temperatures.
Consider for a moment what is at stake with climate change: rising seas, flooded coastal cities, mass extinction, searing drought, human displacement, migration crises, deadlier heatwaves, crop failures, stronger storms.
The whole country was lighted by a searing light with the intensity many times that of the midday sun.
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First Known Use of searing
SEARING Defined for English Language Learners
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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