Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scorch

3 senses of scorch

Sense 1
scorch, singe -- (a surface burn)
       => burn -- (an injury caused by exposure to heat or chemicals or radiation)

Sense 2
scorch -- (a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues)
       => plant disease -- (a disease that affects plants)

Sense 3
scorch -- (a discoloration caused by heat)
       => stain, discoloration, discolouration -- (a soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scorch

5 senses of scorch

Sense 1
sear, scorch -- (make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside")
       => heat, heat up -- (make hot or hotter; "the sun heats the oceans"; "heat the water on the stove")

Sense 2
scorch, sear, singe -- (become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames")
       => burn, combust -- (undergo combustion; "Maple wood burns well")

Sense 3
scorch -- (destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land")
       => burn, fire, burn down -- (destroy by fire; "They burned the house and his diaries")

Sense 4
char, blacken, sear, scorch -- (burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color; "The cook blackened the chicken breast"; "The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece"; "the flames scorched the ceiling")
       => burn -- (burn with heat, fire, or radiation; "The iron burnt a hole in my dress")

Sense 5
scorch -- (become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun")
       => dry, dry out -- (become dry or drier; "The laundry dries in the sun")

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