a brand name for a sclerometer that determines the hardness of a material by measuring the rebound of a standard ball dropped on the material from a fixed height.
scorbutigenic scor·bu·ti·gen·ic (skôr-byōō’tĭ-jěn’ĭk) adj. Producing scurvy.
- Scorched-earth policy
[skawrcht-urth] /ˈskɔrtʃtˈɜrθ/ noun 1. a military practice of devastating the property and agriculture of an area before abandoning it to an advancing enemy.
noun 1. a person or thing that scorches. 2. Informal. a very hot day: Tomorrow is supposed to be a scorcher. 3. something caustic or severe: a scorcher of a critique. 4. Informal. a person who drives extremely fast. 5. Printing. a device for drying and forming flong into a curve before casting. noun 1. […]
adjective 1. burning; very hot. 2. caustic or scathing: a scorching denunciation. verb (used with object) 1. to affect the color, taste, etc., of by burning slightly: The collar of the shirt was yellow where the iron had scorched it. 2. to parch or shrivel with heat: The sun scorched the grass. 3. to criticize […]