: parched or discolored by scorching

Examples of scorched in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Last week, Simcha Graiman, a worker with Zaka, a volunteer Israeli rescue organization, scraped a scorched home in Kibbutz Holit for ashes. Kevin Sieff, Washington Post, 31 Oct. 2023 Smoking heaps of rubble lay piled high next to the waterfront and gray smoke hovered over the leafless skeletons of scorched trees. Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, BostonGlobe.com, 9 Aug. 2023 The scorched earth may be from the crash or the fire, authorities said. CBS News, 7 Aug. 2023 Italian media reported that a couple in their 70s was found dead in a scorched home near the city of Palermo. Ellen Francis, Washington Post, 26 July 2023 See all Example Sentences for scorched 

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scorched was in 1566

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“Scorched.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scorched. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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