Meaning of singe

singe

Pronunciation: (sinj), [key]
— v., n. singed, singe•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to burn superficially or slightly; scorch.
  2. to burn the ends, projections, nap, or the like, of (hair, cloth, etc.).
  3. to subject (the carcass of an animal or bird) to flame in order to remove hair, bristles, feathers, etc.
—n.
  1. a superficial burn.
  2. the act of singeing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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