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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 ?
The smell of the singeing clothes and burning leather was horrible.
He went moodily home, and found the suitors flaying goats and singeing pigs in the outer court.
A flame crawled up the pile of rubbish, and they smelt singeing wax.