KJV Dictionary Definition: sear


SEAR, v. t. Gr. to dry; to parch; dry. L. torreo, in a diffrent dialect.

1. To burn to dryness and hardness the surface of any thing; to cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat that changes the color of the surface, ar makes it hard; as, to sear the skin or flesh.

I'm sear'd with burning steel. Rowe.


SE'ARED, pp. from sear. Burnt on the furface; cauterized; hardened;