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  Words related to scorch

Related / Similar Words: singe, sear, char, blacken

 

Definition:
  • a discoloration caused by heat;
  • a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues;
  • a surface burn;
  • become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun";
  • make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside";
  • 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";
  • destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land";
  • become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames";

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    Hyponyms: leaf scorch, sizzle, singe, swinge

     

    Derivational Morphology: sear, singe, swinge, char, blacken

     

     
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