Definition of SCORCHED

verb : SCORCHED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside" ;

  • 3. (

    ) destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land" ;

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 5. (

    ) become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun" ;

Adjective : SCORCHED

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats" ;

  • 2. (

    ) having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy; "Sherman's scorched earth policy" ;


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