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 […]
noun, plural scordature [skawr-duh-too r-ey; Italian skawr-dah-too-re] /ˌskɔr dəˈtʊər eɪ; Italian ˌskɔr dɑˈtu rɛ/ (Show IPA), scordaturas. Music. 1. the tuning of a stringed instrument in other than the usual way to facilitate the playing of certain compositions.
scordinema scor·di·ne·ma (skôr’də-nē’mə) n. An early symptom of an infectious disease marked by heaviness of the head with yawning and stretching.