Definition of searing
- searing pain
- a searing review
- a searing portrayal
the searing heat of the fire
She felt a searing pain in her foot.
She made a searing attack on her political enemies.
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: very hot
: extremely intense, severe, etc.
of writing or speech : very strong and critical
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