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sear1  audio  (sîr) KEY 

VERB:
seared, sear·ing, sears
VERB:
tr.
  1. To char, scorch, or burn the surface of with or as if with a hot instrument. See Synonyms at burn1.
  2. To cause to dry up and wither.
VERB:
intr.
To become withered or dried up.
NOUN:
A condition, such as a scar, produced by searing.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English seren, from Old English sarian, to wither, from sar, withered


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