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Definition 1: a discoloration caused by heat - [noun denoting attribute]

(scorch is a kind of ...) a soiled or discolored appearance

"the wine left a dark stain"

Definition 2: a surface burn - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for scorch in the sense of this definition

(scorch is a kind of ...) an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation

Definition 3: a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues - [noun denoting state]

(scorch is a kind of ...) a disease that affects plants

(... is a kind of scorch ) plant disease causing a burned or scorched appearance of the foliage

Definition 4: burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color - [verb of change]

Samples where scorch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cook blackened the chicken breast
  • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
  • the flames scorched the ceiling

Synonyms for scorch in the sense of this definition

(scorch is a kind of ...) damage by burning with heat, fire, or radiation

"The iron burnt a hole in my dress"

(... is a kind of scorch ) burn superficially or lightly

"I singed my eyebrows"

(scorch belongs to category ...) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat

"cooking can be a great art" "people are needed who have experience in cookery" "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

Definition 5: make very hot and dry - [verb of change]

Samples where scorch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The heat scorched the countryside

Synonyms for scorch in the sense of this definition

(scorch is a kind of ...) make hot or hotter

"the sun heats the oceans" "heat the water on the stove"

(... is a kind of scorch ) burn or sear with a sizzling sound

"The fat sizzled in the pan"

Definition 6: become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions - [verb of change]

Samples where scorch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun

(scorch is a kind of ...) become dry or drier

"The laundry dries in the sun"

Definition 7: destroy completely by or as if by fire - [verb of change]

Samples where scorch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes
  • the invaders scorched the land

(scorch is a kind of ...) destroy by fire

"They burned the house and his diaries"

Definition 8: become superficially burned - [verb of change]

Samples where scorch or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

Synonyms for scorch in the sense of this definition

(scorch is a kind of ...) undergo combustion

"Maple wood burns well"

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