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Definition of "singe" [singe]

  • To burn superficially; scorch. (verb-transitive)
  • To burn off the feathers or bristles of (a carcass of a bird or animal) by subjecting briefly to flame. See Synonyms at burn1. (verb-transitive)
  • To burn the ends of (hair, for example). (verb-transitive)
  • To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing. (verb-transitive)
  • A slight or surface burn; a scorch. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "singe" in a sentence
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  • "Weiler's attorney, Pamela Moreau, says a co-ed bathroom is not the same as a "unisex" one, which building codes define as a singe-user bathroom with a lock, the Free Press reported."
  • "French, is "singe," and the verb "singer" means to imitate mindlessly — as in "to ape" in English. close window"