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Adjective: scorched  skorcht
  1. Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
    "the earth was scorched and bare";
    - adust [archaic], baked, parched, sunbaked
  2. Having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy
    "Sherman's scorched earth policy"
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: destroyed, dry

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

Encyclopedia: Scorched