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scorch - Dictionary definition and meaning for word scorch

(noun) a surface burn
Synonyms : singe

(noun) a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
(noun) a discoloration caused by heat
(verb) make very hot and dry
Synonyms : sear
Example Sentence
  • The heat scorched the countryside

(verb) become superficially burned
Synonyms : sear , singe
Example Sentence
  • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames

(verb) destroy completely by or as if by fire
Example Sentence
  • The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes
  • the invaders scorched the land

(verb) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
Synonyms : blacken , char , sear
Example Sentence
  • The cook blackened the chicken breast
  • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
  • the flames scorched the ceiling

(verb) become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
Example Sentence
  • The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for scorch

Scorch = scratch and make it dark and dirty
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by animator

scotch(wine) pite hi chehre ka rang ud jata hai , aur body mein garmi a jati hai
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by 107bhupinder

think of Scorch as Torch.Torch is used by people who work in mines.And these people have to face extreme heat and bcoz they are in mine(e.g.coal mine)their face turns black.
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by Yogendra Mishra

SCORCH is to singe or sear. You get scorched in the heat of the sun and that is when you get a sun burn.
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by pushpa_edit

u score high(good marks) only when u have a BURNING desire.
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by gopikrish2000

sc(schedule caste)orch(torch),The torch of schedule caste ppl is always have very little glow becoz of poverty. donot mind anyone only for learning..
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by shaktipada

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