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")

Antonyms of adj scorching

1 sense of scorching

Sense 1
scorching -- (hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface; "scorching heat")

INDIRECT (VIA hot) -> cold -- (having a low or inadequate temperature or feeling a sensation of coldness or having been made cold by e.g. ice or refrigeration; "a cold climate"; "a cold room"; "dinner has gotten cold"; "cold fingers"; "if you are cold, turn up the heat"; "a cold beer")

Similarity of adj scorching

1 sense of scorching

Sense 1
scorching -- (hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface; "scorching heat")
       => hot (vs. cold) -- (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning; "hot stove"; "hot water"; "a hot August day"; "a hot stuffy room"; "she's hot and tired"; "a hot forehead")

Synonyms of adv scorching

1 sense of scorching

Sense 1
scorching -- (capable of causing burns; "it was scorching hot")

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