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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 singe /ˈsɪnʤ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Singe v. t. [imp. & p. p. Singed p. pr. & vb. n. Singeing ]
 1. To burn slightly or superficially; to burn the surface of; to burn the ends or outside of; as, to singe the hair or the skin.
 You sulphurous and thought-executing fires, . . .
 Singe my white head!   --Shak.
    I singed the toes of an ape through a burning glass.   --L'Estrange.
 2. (a) To remove the nap of (cloth), by passing it rapidly over a red-hot bar, or over a flame, preliminary to dyeing it. (b) To remove the hair or down from (a plucked chicken or the like) by passing it over a flame.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Singe, n. A burning of the surface; a slight burn.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a surface burn [syn: scorch]
      v 1: burn superficially or lightly; "I singed my eyebrows" [syn:
      2: become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent
         over the flames" [syn: scorch, sear]