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singe

 (sĭnj)
tr.v. singed, singe·ing, sing·es
1. To burn superficially; scorch.
2. To burn off the feathers or bristles of (a carcass of a bird or animal) by subjecting briefly to flame. See Synonyms at burn1.
3. To burn the ends of (hair, for example).
4. To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing.
n.
A slight or surface burn; a scorch.

[Middle English sengen, from Old English sengan.]

singe

(sɪndʒ)
vb, singes, singeing or singed
1. to burn or be burnt superficially; scorch: to singe one's clothes.
2. (tr) to burn the ends of (hair, etc)
3. (Agriculture) (tr) to expose (a carcass) to flame to remove bristles or hair
n
(Pathology) a superficial burn
[Old English sengan; related to Middle High German sengen to singe, Dutch sengel spark, Norwegian sengla to smell of burning, Swedish sjängla to singe, Icelandic sāngr]

singe

(sɪndʒ)

v. singed, singe•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to burn superficially or slightly; scorch.
2. to burn the ends, nap, or the like, of (hair, cloth, etc.).
3. to subject (a carcass) to flame in order to remove hair, bristles, feathers, etc.
n.
4. a superficial burn.
5. the act of singeing.
[before 1000; Middle English sengen (v.), Old English sencgan, c. Old Frisian senga, Old Saxon -sengian, Middle High German sengen; akin to Old Norse sangr singed, burnt]
singe′ing•ly, adv.

singe


Past participle: singed
Gerund: singeing

Imperative
singe
singe
Present
I singe
you singe
he/she/it singes
we singe
you singe
they singe
Preterite
I singed
you singed
he/she/it singed
we singed
you singed
they singed
Present Continuous
I am singeing
you are singeing
he/she/it is singeing
we are singeing
you are singeing
they are singeing
Present Perfect
I have singed
you have singed
he/she/it has singed
we have singed
you have singed
they have singed
Past Continuous
I was singeing
you were singeing
he/she/it was singeing
we were singeing
you were singeing
they were singeing
Past Perfect
I had singed
you had singed
he/she/it had singed
we had singed
you had singed
they had singed
Future
I will singe
you will singe
he/she/it will singe
we will singe
you will singe
they will singe
Future Perfect
I will have singed
you will have singed
he/she/it will have singed
we will have singed
you will have singed
they will have singed
Future Continuous
I will be singeing
you will be singeing
he/she/it will be singeing
we will be singeing
you will be singeing
they will be singeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been singeing
you have been singeing
he/she/it has been singeing
we have been singeing
you have been singeing
they have been singeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been singeing
you will have been singeing
he/she/it will have been singeing
we will have been singeing
you will have been singeing
they will have been singeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been singeing
you had been singeing
he/she/it had been singeing
we had been singeing
you had been singeing
they had been singeing
Conditional
I would singe
you would singe
he/she/it would singe
we would singe
you would singe
they would singe
Past Conditional
I would have singed
you would have singed
he/she/it would have singed
we would have singed
you would have singed
they would have singed

singe

To brown or color by applying heat to the surface.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.singe - a surface burnsinge - a surface burn      
burn - an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
Verb1.singe - burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows"
blacken, char, sear, scorch - burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"
2.singe - become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
burn, combust - undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well"

singe

verb burn, sear, scorch, char, blacken Her hair was singed and her anorak was burnt.

singe

verb
To undergo or cause to undergo damage by or as if by fire:
noun
Damage or a damaged substance that results from burning:
Translations
يَحْرِق
opálitpřipálit
svide
svíîa
nusvilintipradegintipradegtisvilinti
apsvilināt
pripáliť
alazlamak

singe

[sɪndʒ]
A. VT (gen) → chamuscar, quemar; [+ hair] → quemar las puntas de
B. N (also singe mark) → quemadura f

singe

[ˈsɪndʒ] vt [+ hair, fur] → roussir; [+ flesh] → brûler

singe

vtsengen; clothes alsoversengen; (slightly) → ansengen; hairs, eyebrowsabsengen
n (on clothes etc) → versengte/angesengte Stelle; there’s a slight singe on the sleeveder Ärmel ist leicht angesengt

singe

[sɪndʒ] vtbruciacchiare

singe

(sindʒ) present participle ˈsingeing: past tense, past participle singed verb
to (cause to) burn on the surface; to scorch. She singed her dress by pressing it with too hot an iron.
References in classic literature ?
Merlin, the mighty liar and magician, perdition singe him for the weariness he worketh with his one tale
He fumbled in his waist cloth for flint and steel, and stooped down to singe Shere Khan's whiskers.
Thou canst not even skin him properly, little beggar brat, and forsooth I, Buldeo, must be told not to singe his whiskers.
If I slipped I might fall in the fire and singe my beautiful tail and my little blue jacket.
Many a goodly ox, with many a sheep and bleating goat did they butcher and cut up; many a tusked boar moreover, fat and well-fed, did they singe and set to roast in the flames of Vulcan; and rivulets of blood flowed all round the place where the body was lying.
They prefer to hunt him on horseback, and will venture so near as sometimes to singe his hair with the flash of the rifle.
It meant nothing to Tarzan, of course, for he could not tell one language from another, so when he pointed to the word man which he had printed upon a piece of bark he learned from D'Arnot that it was pronounced HOMME, and in the same way he was taught to pronounce ape, SINGE and tree, ARBRE.
We had all got into a first-class smoker, and he had already lit the short and charred old briar pipe which seemed to singe the end of his long, aggressive nose.
But one thing they lacked, the thing that he possessed, the flame of mastery that would not quench, that burned fiercely as ever in the disease- wasted body, and that was ever ready to flare forth and scorch and singe them with its ire.
Jeudi dernier, le ministre des Sports s'est exprime dans ce sens apres les declarations d'Emmanuel Frimpong, le footballeur ghaneen d'Ufa, qui assure avoir ete victime de cris de singe lors de la premiere journee de championnat.