searing
adjective Date: 1678 1. very hot 2. marked by extreme intensity, harshness, or emotional power <
searing pain
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a searing review
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a searing portrayal
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searingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Searing — (or pan searing) is a technique used in grilling, roasting, braising, sautéing, etc. that cooks the surface of the food (usually meat, poultry or fish) at high temperature so that a caramelized crust forms. A similar technique, browning, is… …   Wikipedia

  • searing — index insufferable, scathing Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • searing — sear|ing [ˈsıərıŋ US ˈsır ] adj 1.) extremely hot ▪ the searing heat of the desert 2.) searing pain is severe and feels like a burn 3.) searing words or attitudes criticize someone or something very strongly ▪ Adorno s searing analysis of mass… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • searing — [[t]sɪ͟ərɪŋ[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Searing is used to indicate that something such as pain or heat is very intense. She woke to feel a searing pain in her feet. ...the searing heat of the Saudi Arabian desert. 2) ADJ GRADED: ADJ n A searing speech or …   English dictionary

  • searing — adjective 1 searing heat is extremely hot 2 searing pain is severe and feels like a burn: a searing pain behind the eyes 3 searing words or attitudes are very severe and critical: an expression of deep, searing contempt …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • searing — sear|ing [ sırıŋ ] adjective 1. ) extreme in degree or strength: searing pain/passion/poignancy searing heat 2. ) severe in your judgment of someone or something: searing criticism/comments/complaints ╾ sear|ing|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • searing — UK [ˈsɪərɪŋ] / US [ˈsɪrɪŋ] adjective 1) extreme in degree or strength searing pain/passion/poignancy searing heat 2) severe in your judgment of someone or something searing criticism/comments/complaints Derived word: searingly adverb …   English dictionary

  • Searing — Sear Sear, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Searing}.] [OE. seeren, AS. se[ a]rian. See {Sear}, a.] 1. To wither; to dry up. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To burn (the surface of) to dryness and hardness; to cauterize; to expose to a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • searing — /ˈsɪərɪŋ/ (say searring) adjective 1. of or relating to that which tends to burn; excessively hot: the searing heat of summer. 2. with an emotional force which impacts so strongly that it is felt to be analogous to a flame: she gave a searing… …   Australian English dictionary

  • searing — adj. Searing is used with these nouns: ↑heat, ↑indictment, ↑pain …   Collocations dictionary

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