Definitions for scorchskɔrtʃ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to burn slightly so as to affect color, taste, etc.
to parch or shrivel with heat.
to criticize severely.
(v.i.)to become scorched.
Informal. to travel or drive at high speed.
(n.)a superficial burn.
Origin of scorch:
1400–50; late ME, obscurely akin to ME scorcnen (perh. < ON skorpna to shrivel)
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
Translations for scorch
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a mark made eg on cloth by scorching
- chamuscadaPortuguese (BR)
- das VersengteGerman
- chamusquina, quemaduraSpanish
- محل سوختگي روي پارچهFarsi
- brûlure légèreFrench
- झुलसा हुआ स्थानHindi
- bekas terbakarIndonesian
- 눌은 자국Korean
- svilums; degumsLatvian
- kesan terbakarMalay
- محل سوختگي روي پارچهPersian
- سوزيدلى ځاىPashto
- brännmärke, svedd fläckSwedish
- hafif yanık (izi)Turkish
- 燒焦痕跡Chinese (Trad.)
- опік; пляма від опікуUkrainian
- کپڑے پر جلے کا نشانUrdu
- sự cháy sémVietnamese
- 焦痕Chinese (Simp.)
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