Word:

Scorch

Pronunciation: skôrch
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Scorched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Scorching.]
Summer drouth or singèd 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.
3.To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.
- Rev. xvi. 8.
v. i.1.To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.
2.To burn or be burnt.
3.To ride or drive at great, usually at excessive, speed; - applied chiefly to automobilists and bicyclists. [Colloq.]
Noun1.scorch - a surface burn
Synonyms: singe
2.scorch - a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
3.scorch - a discoloration caused by heat
Verb1.scorch - make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"
Synonyms: sear
2.scorch - become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
Synonyms: sear, singe
3.scorch - destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"
4.scorch - 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"
Synonyms: blacken, char
5.scorch - become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
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