To burn (the surface of) to dryness and hardness; to cauterize; to expose to a degree of heat such as changes the color or the hardness and texture of the surface; to scorch; to make callous; as, to sear the skin or flesh. Also used figuratively.
The catch in a gunlock by which the hammer is held cocked or half cocked.
sear in French is roussir
sear in German is versengen
sear in Italian is abbronzare
sear in Spanish is abrasar, chamuscar
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