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Definition 1: having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • Sherman's scorched earth policy

(scorched is similar to ...) spoiled or ruined or demolished

"war left many cities destroyed" "Alzheimer's is responsible for her destroyed mind"

Definition 2: dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • a vast desert all adust
  • land lying baked in the heat
  • parched soil
  • the earth was scorched and bare
  • sunbaked salt flats

Synonyms for scorched in the sense of this definition

(scorched is similar to ...) free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

"dry land" "dry clothes" "a dry climate" "dry splintery boards" "a dry river bed" "the paint is dry"

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