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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scorch, singe(noun)

    a surface burn


  2. scorch(noun)

    a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues


  3. scorch(verb)

    a discoloration caused by heat


  4. sear, scorch(verb)

    make very hot and dry

    "The heat scorched the countryside"

    singe, parch, char, blacken, sear

  5. scorch, sear, singe(verb)

    become superficially burned

    "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"

    singe, parch, char, blacken, sear, swinge

  6. scorch(verb)

    destroy completely by or as if by fire

    "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"

    singe, char, blacken, sear

  7. char, blacken, sear, scorch(verb)

    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"

    melanize, blacken, sear, singe, nigrify, parch, melanise, coal, black, char

  8. scorch(verb)

    become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions

    "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"

    singe, char, blacken, sear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scorch

    To burn is to subject to the action of fire, or of intense heat so as to effect either partial change or complete combustion; as, to burn wood in the fire; to burn one's hand on a hot stove; the sun burns the face. One brands with a hot iron, but cauterizes with some corrosive substance, as silver nitrate. Cremate is now used specifically for consuming a dead body by intense heat. To incinerate is to reduce to ashes; the sense differs little from that of cremate, but it is in less popular use. To kindle is to set on fire, as if with a candle; ignite is the more learned and scientific word for the same thing, extending even to the heating of metals to a state of incandescence without burning. To scorch and to singe are superficial, and to char usually so. Both kindle and burn have an extensive figurative use; as, to kindle strife; to burn with wrath, love, devotion, curiosity. Compare LIGHT.

    blaze, brand, burn, cauterize, char, consume, cremate, flame, flash, ignite, incinerate, kindle, set fire to, set on fire, singe

    cool, extinguish, put out, smother, stifle, subdue

    To burn in the fire, burn with fire; burn to the ground, burn to ashes; burn through the skin, or the roof; burn into the soil, etc.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scorch(v. a.)

    burn (slightly), singe, char, roast, parch

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  • شيطArabic
  • ütməkAzerbaijani
  • chamuscarSpanish
  • kärventymä, paahtua, paahtaa, korventua, korventaa, kärventyä, kärventää, polttaaFinnish
  • bruletarIdo
  • bruciacchiatura, bruciacchiare, ardere, scottare, fare tabula rasa, bruciare, imbrunimento, incenerire, strinatura, bruciatura, scottarsi, incendiareItalian
  • 질주Korean
  • urereLatin
  • verschroeien, verzengen, schroeienDutch
  • przypiekaćPolish
  • спали́ть, выгора́ть, опаля́ть, обжига́ть, выжига́ть, опали́ться, пали́ть, вы́жечь, ожо́г, вы́гореть, опали́ть, опаля́ться, обже́чьRussian
  • brännaSwedish

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