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Definitions of scorch:
  • noun:   a discoloration caused by heat
  • noun:   a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
  • noun:   a surface burn
  • verb:   become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
    Example: "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"
  • verb:   destroy completely by or as if by fire
    Example: "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"
  • verb:   become superficially burned
  • verb:   make very hot and dry
    Example: "The heat scorched the countryside"
  • verb:   burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
    Example: "The flames scorched the ceiling"

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