Synonyms of 'singe'
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If you burn something that you are cooking or if it burns, you spoil it by using too much heat or cooking it for too long.
I burnt the toast.
If food chars or if you char it, it burns slightly and turns black as it is cooking.
Halve the peppers and char the skins under a hot grill.
Thesaurus for singe from the Collins English Thesaurus
If you singe something or if it singes , it burns very slightly and changes colour but does not catch fire .