Associations to the word «Scorched»
SCORCH, noun. A slight or surface burn.
SCORCH, noun. A discolouration caused by heat.
SCORCH, noun. Brown discoloration on the leaves of plants caused by heat, lack of water or by fungi.
SCORCH, verb. (transitive) To burn the surface of something so as to discolour it
SCORCH, verb. (transitive) To wither, parch or destroy something by heat or fire, especially to make land or buildings unusable to an enemy
SCORCH, verb. (intransitive) To become scorched or singed
SCORCH, verb. (intransitive) To move at high speed (so as to leave scorch marks on the ground)
SCORCH, verb. To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
SCORCH, noun. A surface burn.
SCORCH, noun. A plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues.
SCORCH, noun. A discoloration caused by heat.
SCORCH, verb. Make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside".
SCORCH, verb. Become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames".
SCORCH, verb. Destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land".
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".
SCORCH, verb. Become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun".
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