Singe meaning

sĭnj
To burn the ends of (hair, for example).
verb
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To burn superficially; scorch.
verb
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To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing.
verb
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A slight or surface burn; a scorch.
noun
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To burn superficially or slightly.
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To expose (the carcass of an animal or fowl) to flame in removing bristles or feathers.
verb
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To burn the nap from (cloth) as a process of manufacture.
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To burn the tips of (hair), as after a haircut.
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The act of singeing.
noun
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To burn slightly.
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To burn off the feathers or bristles of (a carcass of a bird or animal) by subjecting briefly to flame.
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A superficial burn.
noun
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To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
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To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken, etc.) by passing it over a flame.
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A burning of the surface; a slight burn.
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Origin of singe

  • Middle English sengen from Old English sengan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English sengen, from Old English sengan, sæncgan (“to singe, burn slightly, scorch, afflict"), from Proto-Germanic *sangijanÄ… (“to burn, torch"), from Proto-Indo-European *senk- (“to burn"). Cognate with Dutch zengen (“to singe, scorch"), German sengen (“to singe, scorch"), Icelandic sangr (“burnt, scorched").

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