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Definition of singe:

  1. A burning of the surface; a slight burn.
  2. 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.
  3. To remove the hair or down from ( a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame.
  4. To remove the nap of ( cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red- hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.

Synonyms:

flame, consume, hot, set on fire, set fire to, blaze, ignite, blacken, cremate, flash, sear, kindle, incinerate, brand, swinge, study at burn, scorch, cauterize.

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