Scorching



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 severely.
4.
Machinery. burn1 (def 31).
5.
to destroy (crops, towns, etc.) by or as if by fire in the path of an invading army’s advance.
verb (used without object)
6.
to become scorched:
Milk scorches easily.
7.
Informal. to travel or drive at high speed:
The car scorched along the highway.
noun
8.
a superficial burn.
verb
1.
to burn or become burnt, so as to affect the colour, taste, etc, or to cause or feel pain
2.
to wither or parch or cause to wither from exposure to heat
3.
(intransitive) (informal) to be very hot: it is scorching outside
4.
(transitive) (informal) to criticize harshly
5.
(intransitive) (Brit, slang) to drive or ride very fast
noun
6.
a slight burn
7.
a mark caused by the application of too great heat
8.
(horticulture) a mark or series of marks on fruit, vegetables, etc, caused by pests or insecticides
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