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- adj. very hot; blistering or boiling
- adj. having a sensation of intense sudden heat
- n. action of the verb to sear
- n. cooking food quickly at high temperature
- v. Present participle of sear.
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- adj. severely critical
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BRIGNOLES, France (AP) Britain's Mark Cavendish won the second stage of the Tour de France in searing heat Sunday, with seven-time champion Lance Armstrong finishing safely in the trailing pack.
Then I saw Wylie Dufresne, the molecular gastronomist, saying that searing is the absolute worst thing to do with steak.
A penetration, if severe enough, could let in searing gases when the shuttle returns to Earth in a possible replay of the Columbia accident.
My body erupted in searing pain again as I did this.
Sometimes my daydreams played out in searing (if rather vague in the details) romance; sometimes I'd be saving the earth, the solar system, and the universe at large.
The image would come to me each time I sank into the wave, the couple sometimes flying through a red sky but more often swimming in searing blue water.
Without pain or sacrifice, we would have nothing…..think of the word searing …of flesh…..
But the World Cup is traditionally played in searing heat.
Gruber intersperses the Miami action with scenes from Emmylou's possibly confessional notebooks detailing her at first lurid and then heroic past, tossing in searing sex, African civil-war carnage, wonderfully serious religious thought, great tenderness, and some of the snappiest byplay since William Powell and Myrna Loy.
Her breath returned in short, searing gasps through her nose.