As verbs the difference between sear and burned
is that sear
is to char, scorch, or burn the surface of something with a hot instrument while burned
As an adjective sear
is dry; withered, especially of vegetation.
As a noun sear
is a scar produced by searing.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl) seer, seere, from (etyl) .
Dry; withered, especially of vegetation.
From (etyl) seeren, seren, from (etyl) , Greek hauos'' ("dry"), Sanskrit ''s?sa'' ("drought"). The use in firearms terminology may relate to French ''serrer ("to grip").
To char, scorch, or burn the surface of something with a hot instrument.
To wither; to dry up.
(figurative) To mark permanently, as if by burning.
- The events of that day were seared into her memory.
A scar produced by searing
Part of a gun that retards the hammer until the trigger is pulled.