See also: Searing
- Rhymes: -ɪərɪŋ
- very hot; blistering or boiling
- 1961 February, “Talking of Trains: Phase II units in service”, in Trains Illustrated, page 69:
- Another source of discontent with the Phase I stock has been obviated by relocation of the interior heating elements and the introduction of thermostatic control; this has eradicated the searing blasts of hot air passengers used to feel about their calves [...].
- (of a pain) having a sensation of intense sudden heat
searing (plural searings)
- action of the verb to sear
- he was raw with the searings of the fire
- 1970, Ebony (volume 25, number 10, August 1970, page 156)
- It was the time of new searings of black identity deep within the psyche of the black community.
- cooking food quickly at high temperature