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Noun: torch  torch
  1. [Brit] A small portable battery-powered electric lamp
    - flashlight
  2. A light usually carried in the hand; consists of some flammable substance
  3. A burner that mixes air and gas to produce a very hot flame
    - blowtorch, blowlamp
  4. Tall-stalked very woolly mullein with densely packed yellow flowers; ancient Greeks and Romans dipped the stalks in tallow for funeral torches
    - common mullein, great mullein, Aaron's rod, flannel mullein, woolly mullein, Verbascum thapsus
Verb: torch  torch
Usage: informal
  1. Burn maliciously, as by arson
    "The madman torched the barns"

Derived forms: torches, torching, torched

Type of: burn, burn down, burner, electric lamp, fire, flannel leaf, light, light source, mullein, velvet plant

Encyclopedia: Torch, Ohio