Definitions

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  • v. To sear; to dry up.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To sear; to dry up.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To sear; cauterize.

Etymologies

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en- +‎ sear

Examples

  • The genuine reading is not _marrows, veins_, but _marrows_, vines: the sense is this; _O nature! cease_ to _produce men, ensear thy womb_; but if thou wilt continue to produce them, at least cease to pamper them; _dry up thy marrows_, on which they fatten with _unctuous morsels_, thy _vines_, which give them _liquorish draughts_, and thy _plow-torn leas_.

    Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies

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