- burn (something) superficially or lightly；be lightly or superficially burned
- a superficial burn.
verb: singe, 3rd person present: singes, gerund or present participle: singeing, past tense: singed, past participle: singed
noun: singe, plural noun: singes
- 1. burn (something) superficially or lightly the fire had singed his eyebrows
- ▪ be lightly or superficially burned the heat was so intense I could feel the hairs on my hands singe
- ▪ burn the bristles or down off (the carcass of a pig or fowl) to prepare it for cooking.
- 1. a superficial burn.