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English noun: scorch

1. scorch (state) a surface burn


Synonymssinge


Broader (hypernym)burn

2. scorch (state) a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues


Broader (hypernym)plant disease


Narrower (hyponym)leaf scorch

3. scorch (attribute) a discoloration caused by heat


Broader (hypernym)discoloration, discolouration, stain


English verb: scorch

1. scorch (change) make very hot and dry


SamplesThe heat scorched the countryside.


Synonymssear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)heat, heat up


Narrower (hyponym)sizzle

2. scorch (change) become superficially burned


SamplesMy eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames.


Synonymssear, singe


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)burn, combust

3. scorch (change) destroy completely by or as if by fire


SamplesThe wildfire scorched the forest and several homes.
The invaders scorched the land.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)burn, burn down, fire

4. scorch (change) burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color


SamplesThe cook blackened the chicken breast.
The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece.
The flames scorched the ceiling.


Synonymsblacken, char, sear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)burn


Narrower (hyponym)singe, swinge


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation

5. scorch (change) become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions


SamplesThe exposed tree scorched in the hot sun.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)dry, dry out









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