Found 3 items, similar to sear.
English → Indonesian
English → English
adj : (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture;
; “the desert was edged with sere
; “shriveled leaves on the unwatered
; “withered vines”
v 1: make very hot and dry; “The heat scorched the countryside”
2: become superficially burned; “my eyebrows singed when I bent
over the flames”
3: cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; “The sun
parched the earth”
English → English
, Sere \Sere\
(s[=e]r), a. [OE. seer, AS. se['a]r
(assumed) fr. se['a]rian to wither; akin to D. zoor dry, LG.
soor, OHG. sor[=e]n to wither, Gr. a"y`ein to parch, to dry,
Skr. [,c]ush (for sush) to dry, to wither, Zend hush to dry.
[root]152. Cf. Austere
Dry; withered; no longer green; -- applied to leaves.
I have lived long enough; my way of life
Is fall'n into the sear, the yellow leaf. --Shak.
, n. [F. serre a grasp, pressing, fr. L. sera. See
The catch in a gunlock by which the hammer is held cocked or
, the spring which causes the sear to catch in
the notches by which the hammer is held.
, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seared
; p. pr. & vb. n.
.] [OE. seeren, AS. se['a]rian. See Sear
1. To wither; to dry up. --Shak.
2. To burn (the surface of) to dryness and hardness; to
cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat such as changes
the color or the hardness and texture of the surface; to
scorch; to make callous; as, to sear the skin or flesh.
Also used figuratively.
I'm seared with burning steel. --Rowe.
It was in vain that the amiable divine tried to give
salutary pain to that seared conscience. --Macaulay.
The discipline of war, being a discipline in
destruction of life, is a discipline in callousness.
Whatever sympathies exist are seared. --H. Spencer.
Note: Sear is allied to scorch in signification; but it is
applied primarily to animal flesh, and has special
reference to the effect of heat in marking the surface
hard. Scorch is applied to flesh, cloth, or any other
substance, and has no reference to the effect of
To sear up
, to close by searing. “Cherish veins of good
humor, and sear up those of ill.”
--Sir W. Temple.