charring charring  /ˈtʃɑ rɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a charred substance
  2. (n) a human female employed to do housework
  3. (n) any of several small trout-like fish of the genus Salvelinus
  4. (v) burn to charcoal
  5. (v) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color

Usage(s):

  1. The flies were thicker, the natives were thinner; only the charring equatorial heat was the same.
  2. Company engineers are now examining for charring or erosionthe revamped joints that connect segments of the booster.
  3. The resulting plume of hot vapor bursts through the surface of the skin above the tattoo, charring and crusting it.

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