Found 3 items, similar to scorch.
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English → English
n 1: a surface burn [syn: singe
2: a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched
appearance of plant tissues
3: a discoloration caused by heat
v 1: make very hot and dry; “The heat scorched the countryside”
2: become superficially burned; “my eyebrows singed when I bent
over the flames”
3: destroy completely by or as if by fire; “The wildfire
scorched the forest and several homes”
; “the invaders
scorched the land”
4: 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
5: become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry
conditions; “The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun”
English → English
(sk[^o]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scorched
pr. & vb. n. Scorching
.] [OE. scorchen, probably akin to
scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skr["o]kka,
to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skr[*a]kkla to
wrinkle (see Shrug
); but perhaps influenced by OF.
escorchier to strip the bark from, to flay, to skin, F.
['e]corcher, LL. excorticare; L. ex from + cortex, -icis,
bark (cf. Cork
); because the skin falls off when scorched.]
1. 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.
Summer drouth or sing[`e]d air
Never scorch thy tresses fair. --Milton.
2. To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up
with heat; to affect as by heat.
Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.
3. To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
--Rev. xvi. 8.
The fire that scorches me to death. --Dryden.
, v. i.
1. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
Scatter a little mungy straw or fern amongst your
seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.
2. To burn or be burnt.
He laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter,
which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's
breast, as if it had been red hot. --Hawthorne.
3. To ride or drive at great, usually at excessive, speed; --
applied chiefly to automobilists and bicyclists. [Colloq.]
, n. [Colloq.]