\ ˈskȯrcht How to pronounce scorched (audio) \

Definition of scorched

: parched or discolored by scorching

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Andreescu came into New York red hot and scorched whatever remnants of intimidation factor Williams may have had left. Los Angeles Times, "Column: Serena Williams is different now and it’ll take some getting used to," 7 Sep. 2019 Keep the coals medium-hot, brisk enough to cook the vegetables without letting them become scorched. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Mixed Grill to Remember," 9 Aug. 2019 Other burgers: Beyond the Frontier, things got a little dicey with a scorched bacon cheeseburger ($7.09) that came with paper-thin, overcooked pig strips that crumbled into bits with every bite. Chuck Blount,, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Frontier Burger," 12 July 2019 Remnants of a scorched semitrailer truck could be seen behind the gate to the warehouse. Ben Tobin, The Courier-Journal, "Jim Beam bourbon warehouse crumbles as runoff from fire spills into Kentucky River," 3 July 2019 The home was left scorched, with the roof caved in and windows smashed out. Natalie Brophy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Lord be near us': Townsfolk numb after fire sweeps through farmhouse, killing 2 adults, 4 children," 26 June 2019 Pictures released by NWS Sacramento showed the scorched area resembling an apocalyptic wasteland. Chris Irvine, Fox News, "'Fire tornado' reached 143 mph as it caused path of destruction in scorched California," 3 Aug. 2018 There have been more than 180 RZR fires, often leaving little more than scorched earth and a skeletal metal frame. David Jeans, New York Times, "The Polaris RZR, an Off-Road Thrill That Can Go Up in Flames," 6 Sep. 2019 But halting his scorched-earth practices will require organised political action as well as protest. The Economist, "The Amazon’s fires could burn Jair Bolsonaro," 29 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of scorched

1566, in the meaning defined above

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