Synonyms for sear

Synonyms for (verb) sear

Synonyms: parch, sear

Definition: cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat

Usage: The sun parched the earth

Similar words: dry, dry out

Definition: remove the moisture from and make dry

Usage: dry clothes; dry hair


Synonyms: scorch, sear

Definition: make very hot and dry

Usage: The heat scorched the countryside

Similar words: heat, heat up

Definition: make hot or hotter

Usage: the sun heats the oceans; heat the water on the stove


Synonyms: blacken, char, sear, scorch

Definition: burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

Usage: The cook blackened the chicken breast; The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece; the flames scorched the ceiling

Similar words: burn

Definition: burn with heat, fire, or radiation

Usage: The iron burnt a hole in my dress


Synonyms: scorch, singe, sear

Definition: become superficially burned

Usage: my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

Similar words: burn, combust

Definition: undergo combustion

Usage: Maple wood burns well

Synonyms for (adjective) sear

Synonyms: dried-up, sear, sere, shriveled, shrivelled, withered

Definition: (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture

Usage: dried-up grass; the desert was edged with sere vegetation; shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings; withered vines

Similar words: dry

Definition: free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

Usage: dry land; dry clothes; a dry climate; dry splintery boards; a dry river bed; the paint is dry