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Scorched definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SCORCH'ED, pp. Burnt on the surface; pained by heat.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
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" [syn: adust, baked, parched, scorched, sunbaked]
2: having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy; "Sherman's scorched earth policy"

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1566 parched or discolored by scorching

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Scorch Scorch (sk[^o]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scorched; p. pr. & vb. n. Scorching.] [OE. scorchen, probably akin to scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skr["o]kka, to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skr[*a]kkla to wrinkle (see Shrug); but perhaps influenced by OF. escorchier to strip the bark from, to flay, to skin, F. ['e]corcher, LL. excorticare; L. ex from + cortex, -icis, bark (cf. Cork); because the skin falls off when scorched.] 1. To burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen. Summer drouth or sing[`e]d air Never scorch thy tresses fair. --Milton. 2. To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat. Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires. --Prior. 3. To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire. Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. --Rev. xvi. 8. The fire that scorches me to death. --Dryden.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see scorch

Moby Thesaurus

adust, aggravated, ashen, ashy, baked, blistered, broken, burned, burnt, burnt-up, burst, busted, checked, chipped, consumed, consumed by fire, corky, cracked, crazed, cut, damaged, dehydrated, desiccated, deteriorated, dried, dried-up, embittered, evaporated, exacerbated, exsiccated, gutted, harmed, hurt, impaired, imperfect, in bits, in pieces, in shards, incinerated, injured, irritated, lacerated, mangled, mummified, mutilated, parched, pyrographic, pyrolyzed, rent, ruptured, scalded, sear, seared, sere, shattered, shriveled, singed, slashed, slit, smashed, split, sprung, sun-dried, sunbaked, sunburned, the worse for, torn, weakened, weazened, wind-dried, withered, wizened, worse, worse off, worsened



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