singed

adjective
\ ˈsinjd How to pronounce singed (audio) \

Definition of singed

: superficially or lightly burned : burned on the edges singed hair singed fabric Shrubs with singed branches emerging out of the grassland …— Ann Swengel et al.

First Known Use of singed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Singed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/singed. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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