Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun singe

1 sense of singe

Sense 1
scorch, singe -- (a surface burn)
       => burn -- (an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation)

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

2 senses of singe

Sense 1
singe, swinge -- (burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows")
       => 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")

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")

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