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sere | seared |

As a noun sere

is .

As a verb seared is

(sear).

As an adjective seared is

blackened by heat; scorched; burned.

sere

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Adjective

(er)
  • Without moisture.
  • * 1798 , (Samuel Taylor Coleridge), (The Rime of the Ancient Mariner) , part 5:
  • The roaring wind! it roar'd far off,
    It did not come anear;
    But with its sound it shook the sails
    That were so thin and sere .
  • * 1868 , (Henry Lonsdale), The Worthies of Cumberland , volume concerning Sir J. R. G. Graham, chapter 1, page 1:
  • …whilst the recitation of Border Minstrelsy, or a well-sung ballad, served to revive the sere and yellow leaf of age by their refreshing memories of the pleasurable past.
  • * 1984 , (Vernor Vinge), (The Peace War) , chapter 37:
  • The grass was sere and golden, the dirt beneath white and gravelly.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An intermediate stage in an ecosystem prior to advancing to the point of being a climax community.
  • Synonyms
    * seral community

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) serre

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) claw; talon
  • (Chapman)
    (Webster 1913)

    See also

    * sear

    Anagrams

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    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (sear)
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • blackened by heat; scorched; burned
  • Derived terms

    * searedness

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