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  Definition of scorch
  1. a discoloration caused by heat
  2. a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
  3. a surface burn
  4. become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
  5. make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"
  6. burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling"
  7. destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"
  8. become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
Similar Words: singe, sear, char, blacken

 

Hyponyms: leaf scorch, sizzle, singe, swinge

 

Derivational Morphology: sear, singe, swinge, char, blacken

 

 
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