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singe

[ sinj ]SEE DEFINITION OF singe

Synonyms for singe

  • blacken
  • blaze
  • brand
  • brown
  • cauterize
  • char
  • cook
  • flame
  • ignite
  • incinerate
  • parch
  • scald
  • scorch
  • sear
  • toast
  • torch
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Antonyms for singe

  • freeze
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SINGE

Light some writing paper, and singe the hairs from the skin of the turkey.

Singe and truss your chickens; boil one half and roast the other.

Her eyes blazed with a fire that seemed about to singe pretense from his soul.

It's worth starving to death on singe and pinard for four months.

Wash and singe the fowl: take off the head and legs, and remove the tendons.

Bake it as you would cook an angel, and not singe a feather.

Heat not a furnace for your foe so hot that it do singe yourself.

Singe off the hair and thoroughly cleanse them, removing the toes by scorching.

I wish Marcus Cato had a beard that you might singe it for him.

To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English sengan "to burn lightly, burn the edges" (of hair, wings, etc.), from Proto-Germanic *sangjanan (cf. Old Frisian of-sendza, Middle Dutch singhen, Dutch zengen, Old High German sengan, German sengen "to singe"). The root is said to be related to that of sing (v.), on the idea of some sort of sound produced by singeing (e.g. Century Dictionary), but Klein's sources reject this. Related: Singed; singeing. Singed cat "person whose appearance does not do him justice, person who is better than he looks" is from 1827.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SINGE

burn

verbbe on fire; set on fire

cauterize

verbdisinfect by burning

charred

verbscorch, sear
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