Singe

Definition of Singe

Pronunciation: sĭnj
v. t.1.To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin.
[imp. & p. p. Singed (sĭnjd); p. pr. & vb. n. Singeing (sĭnj"ĭng).]
You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, . . .
Singe my white head!
- Shak.
I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass.
- L'Estrange.
2.To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
n.1.A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

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