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scorch

 (skôrch)
v. scorched, scorch·ing, scorch·es
v.tr.
1. To burn superficially so as to discolor or damage the texture of. See Synonyms at burn1.
2. To dry out or wither with intense heat: The sun scorched the plains.
3. To destroy (land and buildings) by fire or military action so as to leave nothing salvageable to an enemy army.
4. To subject to severe censure; excoriate.
v.intr.
1. To become scorched or singed.
2. To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
n.
1. A slight or surface burn.
2. Brown spotting on plant leaves caused by pathogens, heat, or lack of water.

[Middle English scorchen, possibly of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skorpna, to shrink, be shriveled.]

scorch′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.scorching - hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface; "scorching heat"
hot - used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead"
Adv.1.scorching - capable of causing burns; "it was scorching hot"

scorching

adjective burning, boiling, baking, flaming, tropical, roasting, searing, fiery, sizzling, red-hot, torrid, sweltering, broiling, unbearably hot It was a scorching day.

scorching

adjective
Translations
لاهِب، لافِح، حارِق
spalující
brændende varm
steikjandi
spaľujúci
kavurucuyakıcı

scorching

[ˈskɔːtʃɪŋ] ADJ (also scorching hot) [heat, day, sun] → abrasador; [sand] → que quema
it's a scorching dayhoy hace un día abrasador
it's scorching hothace un calor tremendo
a few scorching remarksalgunas observaciones mordaces

scorching

[ˈskɔːrtʃɪŋ]
adj [heat, day, sun, weather] → torride
adv
scorching hot [day, summer] → torride

scorching

adj (= very hot) sun, ironglühend heiß; day, weatherbrütend heiß, knallheiß (inf); heatsengend; (inf: = very fast) speedrasend; driverrasant; (fig: = scathing) → gepfeffert (inf); to set a scorching pace (Sport) → ein rasantes Tempo vorlegen
adv the sun is scorching hotdie Sonne ist glühend heiß

scorching

[ˈskɔːtʃɪŋ] adj (also scorching hot) → rovente; (day) → torrido/a; (sun) → che spacca le pietre; (sand) → bollente
it's scorching → fa un caldo pazzesco

scorch

(skoːtʃ) verb
to burn slightly. She scorched her dress with the iron; That material scorches easily.
noun
a mark made eg on cloth by scorching. scorch-marks.
ˈscorching adjective
very hot.
References in classic literature ?
The gutters of the street, and every crack and fissure in the stones, ran with scorching spirit, which being dammed up by busy hands, overflowed the road and pavement, and formed a great pool, into which the people dropped down dead by dozens.
The scorching torrent was enough to wither the face of the corpse.
Yes, reader, as I live, six months out of sight of land; cruising after the sperm-whale beneath the scorching sun of the Line, and tossed on the billows of the wide-rolling Pacific--the sky above, the sea around, and nothing else
The paint on her sides, burnt up by the scorching sun, is puffed out and cracked.
To the tranquil night and its starry magnificence succeeded the unchanging daylight and the blazing rays of the sun; and, from the earliest dawn, the temperature became scorching.
I was scorching up, burning alive internally, in an agony of fire and suffocation, and I wanted air.
She dropped her iron on the shirtwaist, clutched at the board, fumbled it, caved in at the knees and hips, and like a half-empty sack collapsed on the floor, her long shriek rising in the pent room to the acrid smell of scorching cloth.
The sensations of bodily sickness, in a comfortable bed, and with the tendance of the good-natured landlady, made a sort of respite for her; such a respite as there is in the faint weariness which obliges a man to throw himself on the sand instead of toiling onward under the scorching sun.
But she shrank from that idea again, as she might have shrunk from scorching metal.
Dinah did not seem to belong to that world of Hetty's, whose glance she dreaded like scorching fire.
For my own part," said Paul Hover, looking about him with no equivocal expression of concern, "I acknowledge, that should this dry bed of weeds get fairly in a flame, a bee would have to make a flight higher than common to prevent his wings from scorching.
Karl Burke's a recovery mission in the Norfolk Ascot but no ill effects scorching pace McDonald.