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Meaning of SINGE

Pronunciation:  sinj

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a surface burn
  2. [v]  burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"
  3. [v]  become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"

SINGE is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: scorch, sear, swinge
 See Also: blacken, burn, burn, char, combust, scorch



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Singe\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Singed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Singeing}.] [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.
             You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, . . .
             Singe my white head!                  --Shak.
             I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass.
       (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.
  2. \Singe\, n.
    A burning of the surface; a slight burn.