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Verb: scorch  skorch
  1. Make very hot and dry
    "The heat scorched the countryside";
    - sear
     
  2. Become superficially burned
    "my eyebrows scorched when I bent over the flames";
    - sear, singe
     
  3. Destroy completely by or as if by fire
    "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"
     
  4. (cooking) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect colour
    "the flames scorched the ceiling";
    - char, blacken, sear
     
  5. Become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
    "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
Noun: scorch  skorch
  1. A surface burn
    - singe
     
  2. A plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
     
  3. A discolouration caused by heat

Derived forms: scorched, scorching, scorches

Type of: burn, burn down, combust, discoloration, discolouration [Brit, Cdn], dry, dry out, fire, heat, heat up, plant disease, stain

Encyclopedia: Scorch