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English adjective: scorched

1. scorched dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

SamplesA vast desert all adust.
Land lying baked in the heat.
Parched soil.
The earth was scorched and bare.
Sunbaked salt flats.

Synonymsadust, baked, parched, sunbaked



2. scorched having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy

SamplesSherman's scorched earth policy.



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