scorch


scorch

verb

Definition of SCORCH

1
to burn on the surface <the picnickers kept scorching their marshmallows, deliberately sticking their skewers into the licking flames of the campfire>
Synonyms char, sear, singe
Related Words fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light; bake, cremate, incinerate; scald, scathe
2
to make dry <weeks of drought had badly scorched the soil>
Antonyms hydrate, wash, water, wet

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