a surface burn
a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
a discoloration caused by heat
make very hot and dry
"The heat scorched the countryside"
scorch, sear, singe(verb)
become superficially burned
"my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
destroy completely by or as if by fire
"The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"
char, blacken, sear, scorch(verb)
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"
become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
"The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
A slight or surface burn.
A discolouration caused by heat.
Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.
To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it
To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy
To become scorched or singed
To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground)
to burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen
to affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat
to burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire
to be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up
to burn or be burnt
Origin: [OE. scorchen, probably akin to scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skrkka, to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skrkkla to wrinkle (see Shrug); but perhaps influenced by OF. escorchier to strip the bark from, to flay, to skin, F. corcher, LL. excorticare; L. ex from + cortex, -icis, bark (cf. Cork); because the skin falls off when scorched.]
Scorch is a character appearing in DC Comics.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skorch, v.t. to burn slightly: to roast highly: to affect painfully with heat: to singe: to attack with virulence.—v.i. to be burned on the surface: to be dried up: (slang) to ride a bicycle furiously on a public highway.—ns. Scorched′-car′pet, -wing, British geometrid moths; Scorch′er, anything that scorches, a very caustic rebuke, criticism, &c.: one who rides a bicycle furiously on a road; Scorch′ing.—p.adj. burning superficially: bitterly sarcastic, scathing.—adv. Scorch′ingly.—n. Scorch′ingness. [O. Fr. escorcher, from Low L. excorticare—L. ex, off, cortex, corticis, bark; or prob. Scand., Norw. skrekka, to shrink.]
The numerical value of scorch in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of scorch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Though the dungeon, the scourge, and the executioner be absent, the guilty mind can apply the goad and scorch with blows.
That ready wit, which you so partially allow me, ... may create many admirers; but, take my word for it, it makes few friends. It shines and dazzles like the noonday sun, but, like that, too, it is very apt to scorch, and therefore is always feared. The milder morning and evening light and heat of that planet soothe and calm our minds. Never seek for wit; if it present itself, well and good; but even then, let your judgement interpose, and take care that it be not at the expense of anybody.
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- kärventymä, paahtua, paahtaa, korventua, korventaa, kärventyä, kärventää, polttaaFinnish
- bruciacchiatura, bruciacchiare, ardere, scottare, fare tabula rasa, bruciare, imbrunimento, incenerire, strinatura, bruciatura, scottarsi, incendiareItalian
- verschroeien, verzengen, schroeienDutch
- спали́ть, выгора́ть, опаля́ть, обжига́ть, выжига́ть, опали́ться, пали́ть, вы́жечь, ожо́г, вы́гореть, опали́ть, опаля́ться, обже́чьRussian
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