HyperDic: scorch

English > 8 senses of the word scorch:
VERBchangescorch, searmake very hot and dry
changescorch, sear, singebecome superficially burned
changescorchdestroy completely by or as if by fire
changescorch, char, blacken, searburn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color
changescorchbecome scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
NOUNstatescorch, singea surface burn
statescorcha plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
attributescorcha discoloration caused by heat
scorch > pronunciation
Soundsskao'rch
Rhymesblowtorch ... torch: 4 rhymes with aorch...
English > scorch: 8 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA surface burn.
Synonymsinge
BroaderburnAn injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation
Spanishchamusquina
Verbsscorchburn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color
scorchmake very hot and dry
scorchdestroy completely by or as if by fire
scorchbecome superficially burned
English > scorch: 8 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues.
Narrowerleaf scorchplant disease causing a burned or scorched appearance of the foliage
Broaderplant diseaseA disease that affects plants
English > scorch: 8 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA discoloration caused by heat.
Broaderstain, discoloration, discolourationA soiled or discolored appearance
Verbsscorchmake very hot and dry
English > scorch: 8 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake very hot and dry.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The heat scorched the countryside"
Synonymsear
Entailed bycauterize, cauterise, burnBurn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
NarrowersizzleBurn or sear with a sizzling sound
Broaderheat, heat upmake hot or hotter
Spanishabrasar, chamuscar
Catalanabrasar, socarrimar
Nounsscorcha discoloration caused by heat
scorcha surface burn
English > scorch: 8 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningBecome superficially burned.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymssear, singe
Broaderburn, combustUndergo combustion
Nounsscorcha surface burn
English > scorch: 8 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningDestroy completely by or as if by fire.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Examples
  • "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"
  • "the invaders scorched the land"
Broaderburn, fire, burn downDestroy by fire
Nounsscorcha surface burn
English > scorch: 8 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningBurn slightly and superficially so as to affect color / color.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example "the flames scorched the ceiling"
Synonymschar, blacken, sear
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Narrowersinge, swingeBurn superficially or lightly
BroaderburnBurn with heat, fire, or radiation
Spanishachicharrar, carbonizar, chamuscar, requemar
Catalanabrusar, bleir, carbonitzar, recremar
Nounsscorcha surface burn
English > scorch: 8 senses > verb 5, change
MeaningBecome scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Example"The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
Broaderdry, dry outBecome dry or drier

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