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
BEULAH, N.D. (AP) — Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle.
The three fires exploded in October 2007 as searing temperatures and gusty winds swept across the backcountry.
Each has a searing memory of a service member being laid to rest with only one relative present.
In addition to causing a searing rash, shingles can affect the eyes and leave sufferers with persistent nerve pain.
The plays run five to 10 minutes in length and include wild comedies, poignant dramas and a searing solo.
On Sunday night, family members and former co-stars gathered for a searing, silly tribute to Saturday Night Live's chief President Trump impersonator, which will air on Spike TV July 9 as One Night Only: Alec Baldwin(9 ET/8 CT).
Instead the day saw some speechifying, some counterprogramming, some counterprotesting and a searing argument about free speech and political correctness.
U.S. steeplechase record-holder Emma Coburn won't let the searing heat stop her.
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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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