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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English bisengen, bezengen, from Old English besengan (to singe, burn), equivalent to be- +‎ singe.

VerbEdit

besinge (third-person singular simple present besinges, present participle besinging, simple past and past participle besinged)

  1. (transitive) To singe about or all over.
    • 1838, Robert Southey, The poetical works:
      All sainct confederations infringed, / And for light cause would prince with prince enquarrel; / Countries bestreamed with blood, with fire besinged []

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