singe
I. transitive verb (singed; singeing) Etymology: Middle English sengen, from Old English sæncgan, sengan; akin to Old High German bisengan to singe, Old Church Slavic isęknǫti to dry up Date: before 12th century to burn superficially or lightly ; scorch; especially to remove the hair, down, or fuzz from usually by passing rapidly over a flame II. noun Date: 1658 a slight burn ; scorch

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Synonyms:
, (slightly)


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