To make or produce by the application of fire or burning heat.
To dry or roast (corn, for example) by exposing to heat.
To burn with a hot needle, a laser, a caustic substance, or an electric current, so as to remove dead or unwanted tissue, prevent the spread of infection, seal blood vessels, etc.
(Intransitive) To be being cooked.
To remove the moisture from; make dry:
To cook by exposing to a flame or other direct source of intense heat
To put a mark upon; to make recognizable by a mark.
To become scarred:
To burn the nap from (cloth) in manufacturing.
To be very popular, exciting, or interesting:
To freeze is defined as to become frozen, to make something frozen or to stop moving.
To shrivel or dry up like a mummy.
To become or make shrunken and wrinkled, often by drying:
(Informal) To cause to increase in intensity or excitement. Often used with up :
Collapsed in size.
Shriveled, shrunken, or faded from or as if from loss of moisture or sustenance:
To coat (fish or meat, for example) with pepper and other spices and then quickly sear in a very hot skillet, thereby producing meat that is black on the outside but tender on the inside.
(Cooking) To cook something until it becomes brown.
To propose or drink a toast.
Tan is defined as to turn hide into leather, or to darken in color because of the sun.
To take on a disapproving or severe appearance:
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