to burn superficially or slightly; scorch.
to burn the ends, projections, nap, or the like, of (hair, cloth, etc.).
to subject (the carcass of an animal or bird) to flame in order to remove hair, bristles, feathers, etc.
a superficial burn.
the act of singeing.
- singe·ing·ly, adverb
- singeing , singing
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How to use singe in a sentence
L'Europe et l'Amrique sont fermes aux singes jaunes sauvages.A Fantasy of Far Japan | Baron Kencho Suyematsu
Jens Glob stands so deeply wrapped in thought that he singes the skirt of his wide garment.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales | Hans Christian Andersen
The bright-winged moth singes itself in the brilliant gaslight sometimes where the caterpillar never comes.Three People | Pansy
The promontory terminates in a bold headland, the Montagne des Singes, with seven distinct peaks.
The Salon des Singes, charmingly decorated by Huet, and other interesting rooms are shown.The Story of Paris | Thomas Okey
British Dictionary definitions for singe
to burn or be burnt superficially; scorch: to singe one's clothes
(tr) to burn the ends of (hair, etc)
(tr) to expose (a carcass) to flame to remove bristles or hair
a superficial burn
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