: parched or discolored by scorching

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That means no more soggy bottom with a scorched top, a common affliction with my other cooking methods. Jeremy Repanich, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2023 Thick black smoke, piles of twisted debris and flat, scorched ground are all that's left of some places that Michael Ward and Bryan Carter of Northern Kentucky visited regularly in Ukraine in the past few years. Terry Demio, The Enquirer, 23 Mar. 2022 And, it’s made with pellet ice that might soothe a scorched mouth. Dallas News, 24 Feb. 2022 The intense nature of it, complete with all the fishy side dishes and even the scorched and sizzling rice, once gave a friend of mine a full-on panic attack. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 14 May 2021 Islay is, of course, known its peated single malt scotch, ranging from gentle backyard fire pit level to scorched earth wildfire. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 22 Jan. 2023 The actor and legendary standup comic known for his raw, scorched voice and crude jokes. Bernard Mcghee, al, 31 Dec. 2022 Standing recently in the shade of a still-scorched tree behind her home, Patty Johnson described how her house was relatively unscathed, even as eight of her neighbors lost their residences. Jennifer Oldham, ProPublica, 27 Dec. 2022 Whether pickleball's met- eoric rise over the past five years represents pinnacle- reaching fad or something more sinister, like scorched earth for tennis players, remains to be seen. Arkansas Online, 28 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 4 Jun. 2023.

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