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Adjective: scorching  skor-ching
  1. Hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface
    "scorching heat"
Adverb: scorching  skor-ching
  1. Capable of causing burns
    "it was scorching hot"
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"

See also: hot

Type of: burn, burn down, combust, dry, dry out, fire, heat, heat up

Encyclopedia: Scorch