• IPA: /sɪnd͡ʒ/

singe (singes, present participle singeing; past and past participle singed)

  1. (transitive) To burn slightly.
    • L'Estrange
      I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass.
  2. (transitive) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it.
  3. (transitive) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken, etc.) by passing it over a flame.
Synonyms Translations Translations
  • German: absengen

singe (plural singes)

  1. A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

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