Scorch Definition

skôrch
scorched, scorches, scorching
verb
scorched, scorches, scorching
To char, discolor, or damage the surface of by superficial burning.
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To parch, shrivel, or spoil by too intense heat; wither.
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To ride or drive at high speed.
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To become scorched.
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To make a caustic attack on; assail scathingly; excoriate.
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noun
scorches
A superficial burning or burn.
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The browning and death of plant leaves or fruits, caused by too much heat, by fungi, etc.
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Scorch is the burnt or brown part of something that has been burned or damaged.
An example of scorch is the browning you see on a lawn after a long, dry summer.
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Noun

Singular:
scorch
Plural:
scorches

Origin of Scorch

  • Middle English scorchen possibly of Scandinavian origin Old Norse skorpna to shrink, be shriveled

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Perhaps from Old Norse skorpna (“to shrivel up").

    From Wiktionary

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