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What is another word for sear?

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To scorch or burn, especially the surface of something
“Flames continued to sear the metal about the barge, and clouds of smoke hung dark and oily in the air.”
To cook quickly by grilling or frying the surface of
“Heat a small amount of oil in a pan and sear the scallops lightly on each side.”
To cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
“Samaria was all dried up, and the sun continued to sear the already-parched land.”
To cause distress or pain to
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“I cried that night for the last time in my life, refusing to give up hope, any of my feelings, or the image of my passion, which continued to sear my mind.”
To prepare food for consumption, usually using heat
To cause an increase in temperature of an object or space
To cut into a surface with an acid or other corrosive substance in order to make a pattern
With little or no rainfall or humidity
A practitioner of magic
A slight or surface burn
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