|Origin:||searian, from sear; SERE|
Related topics: Cooking
1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
to burn something with a sudden powerful heat:
The heat seared their skin.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition, transitive]
to have a very strong sudden and unpleasant effect on you:
Pain was searing through her.
The image was seared into his brain.
to cook the outside of a piece of meat quickly at a high temperature, in order to keep its juices in:
seared tuna steaks