Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sear

4 senses of sear

Sense 1
sear, scorch -- (make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside")
       => heat, heat up -- (make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove")

Sense 2
scorch, sear, singe -- (become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames")
       => burn, combust -- (undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well")

Sense 3
char, blacken, 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")
       => burn -- (burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress")

Sense 4
parch, sear -- (cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth")
       => dry, dry out -- (remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair")

Antonyms of adj sear

1 sense of sear

Sense 1
dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered -- ((used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines")

INDIRECT (VIA dry) -> wet -- (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather")

Similarity of adj sear

1 sense of sear

Sense 1
dried-up, sere, sear, shriveled, shrivelled, withered -- ((used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture; "dried-up grass"; "the desert was edged with sere vegetation"; "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings"; "withered vines")
       => dry (vs. wet) -- (free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry")

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