(noun, adjective, verb)


1. (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

Similar word(s): dry, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered


1. A scar produced by searing

2. Part of a gun that retards the hammer until the trigger is pulled.


1. make very hot and dry

Similar word(s): scorch

Definition categories: change, heat

2. become superficially burned

Similar word(s): scorch, singe

Definition categories: change, burn, combust

3. burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

Similar word(s): blacken, char, scorch

Definition categories: change, burn

4. cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

Similar word(s): parch

Definition categories: change, dry

Sentences with sear as a verb:

- The events of that day were seared into her memory.