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sear
American English: /sɪr/
British English: /sɪə/

Translation of sear in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (flesh/arm)
    quemar
    chamuscar
    (meat)
    (Cookery) (dorar rápidamente a fuego muy vivo)
    (wound)
    (Medicine)
    cauterizar
    Example sentences
    • Even though the sun was near the horizon, it still sent out waves of intense heat that seared the ground until it was bone dry.
    • But the effect of her forgetfulness was that her successor, Stephen Lander, took the heat of some searing criticism for decisions for which he had no responsibility.
    • How will those hardy minions survive the summer blasts of arctic air conditioning in between the bouts of broiling street heat beneath searing serge?
    Example sentences
    • This cooking method allows small pieces of food to be seared and cooked very superficially, thus retaining their texture and flavour.
    • He offers this simple tenderloin - quickly sautéed to sear the outside but not melt the marbling inside - for a special holiday meal.
    • The unique characteristic of this charcoal is that it can heat up to a very high temperature, which helps sear the meat and lock in its juice.
  • 2 (wither)
    (frost/wind)
    secar
    Example sentences
    • Scattered along fertile valleys, between sands and snows, most Afghan people farm land which is seared by 40 Centigrade summers, and is snowbound by the long, cold winters.

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