|1.||to burn or char the surface of: She seared the steak to seal in the juices.|
|2.||to mark with a branding iron.|
|3.||to burn or scorch injuriously or painfully: He seared his hand on a hot steam pipe.|
|4.||to make callous or unfeeling; harden: The hardship of her youth has seared her emotionally.|
|5.||to dry up or wither; parch.|
When the soul is seared, it takes time to heal.