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Meaning of scorch

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a surface burn [syn: {scorch}, {singe}]
      2: a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched
         appearance of plant tissues
      3: a discoloration caused by heat
      v 1: make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"
           [syn: {sear}, {scorch}]
      2: become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent
         over the flames" [syn: {scorch}, {sear}, {singe}]
      3: destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire
         scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders
         scorched the land"
      4: 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" [syn: {char}, {blacken}, {sear}, {scorch}]
      5: become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry
         conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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