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NOUN (1)

1. a surface burn;
[syn: scorch, singe]


VERB (2)

1. burn superficially or lightly;
- Example: "I singed my eyebrows"
[syn: singe, swinge]

2. become superficially burned;
- Example: "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
[syn: scorch, sear, singe]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Singe \Singe\ (s[i^]nj), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Singed (s[i^]njd); p. pr. & vb. n. Singeing (s[i^]nj"[i^]ng).] [OE. sengen, AS. sengan in besengan (akin to D. zengen, G. sengen), originally, to cause to sing, fr. AS. singan to sing, in allusion to the singing or hissing sound often produced when a substance is singed, or slightly burned. See Sing.] 1. To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin. [1913 Webster] You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, . . . Singe my white head! --Shak. [1913 Webster] I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. (a) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it. (b) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Singe \Singe\, n. A burning of the surface; a slight burn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

singe n 1: a surface burn [syn: scorch, singe] v 1: burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows" [syn: singe, swinge] 2: become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames" [syn: scorch, sear, singe]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

56 Moby Thesaurus words for "singe": attaint, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, bestain, blacken, blaze, blister, blur, brand, burn, burn in, burn off, cast, cauterize, char, coal, crack, cupel, darken, daub, dirty, discolor, flame, found, mark, mat burn, oxidate, oxidize, parch, pyrolyze, scald, scorch, sear, second-degree burn, slubber, slur, smear, smirch, smoke, soil, solder, stain, stigmatize, sunburn, sunscald, swinge, taint, tarnish, third-degree burn, torrefy, vesicate, vulcanize, weld, windburn