(sîr) KEY VERB: seared
, sears VERB: tr.
- To char, scorch, or burn the surface of with or as if with a hot instrument. See Synonyms at burn1.
- To cause to dry up and wither.
- To become withered or dried up.
- A condition, such as a scar, produced by searing.
Middle English seren
, from Old English sarian
, to wither
, from sar