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singe

play
verb \ˈsinj\

Definition of singe

singed

;

singeing

play \ˈsin-jiŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to burn superficially or lightly :  scorch; especially :  to remove the hair, down, or fuzz from usually by passing rapidly over a flame

Examples of singe in a Sentence

  1. The wood was singed by the candle.

  2. the marshmallows got a bit singed over the campfire, but we like them that way

Origin and Etymology of singe

Middle English sengen, from Old English sæncgan, sengan; akin to Old High German bisengan to singe, Old Church Slavonic isęknǫti to dry up


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singe

noun

Definition of singe

  1. :  a slight burn :  scorch

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First Known Use of singe

1658


SINGE Defined for English Language Learners

singe

play
verb

Definition of singe for English Language Learners

  • : to burn (something) slightly


SINGE Defined for Kids

singe

play
verb \ˈsinj\

Definition of singe for Students

singed

;

singeing

  1. :  to burn lightly or on the surface :  scorch The flame singed her hair.



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