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scorch

noun

1 scorch

A surface burn.

synonym: singe.

Dutch: schroeiplek



2 scorch

A plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues.

3 scorch

A discoloration caused by heat.

verb

1 scorch

Make very hot and dry:
— The heat scorched the countryside.

synonym: sear.

Roget 274: move quickly, trip, fisk; speed, hie, hasten, post, spank, scuttle; scud, scuddle; scour, scour the plain; scamper; ... show more

2 scorch

Become superficially burned.

synonyms: sear, singe.

Roget 384: heat, warm, chafe, stive, foment; make hot etc. 382; sun oneself, sunbathe.    go up in flames, burn to the ground (flame) 382.    ... show more

3 scorch

Destroy completely by or as if by fire.

4 scorch

Burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color:
— The flames scorched the ceiling.

synonyms: blacken, char, sear.

5 scorch

Become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions.

Dutch: verzengen


Moby thesaurus: abrade, abrasion, air-dry, anhydrate, assail, attack, attaint, bake, ball the jack, bark, barrel, be in heat, bedaub, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, bestain, blacken, blaze, blemish ... show more.

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