I eat pork chops, thick bacon burgers, and the seared fatty edges of a medium-well-done steak.
I had an intimate encounter with just such a seared ego, recently burned by his once-trusted chronicler.
For cookbook author Deborah Krasner the best way to have a burger for dinner is without a bun and seared in salt.
Old English searian (intransitive) "dry up, to wither," from Proto-Germanic *saurajan (cf. Middle Dutch soor "dry," Old High German soren "become dry"), from root of sear "dried up, withered" (see sere). Meaning "cause to wither" is from early 15c. Meaning "to brand, to burn by hot iron" is recorded from c.1400, originally especially of cauterizing wounds; figurative use is from 1580s. Related: Seared; searing.