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scorch

SCORCH, v.t.

1. To burn superficially; to subject to a degree of heat that changes the color of a thing, or both the color and texture of the surface. Fire will scorch linen or cotton very speedily in extremely cold weather.

2. To burn; to affect painfully with heat. Scorched with the burning sun or burning sands of Africa.

SCORCH, v.i. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.

Scatter a little mungy straw and fern among your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.



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SCORCH, v.t.

1. To burn superficially; to subject to a degree of heat that changes the color of a thing, or both the color and texture of the surface. Fire will scorch linen or cotton very speedily in extremely cold weather.

2. To burn; to affect painfully with heat. Scorched with the burning sun or burning sands of Africa.

SCORCH, v.i. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.

Scatter a little mungy straw and fern among your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.

SCORCH, v.i.

To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up. Scatter a little mungy straw and fern among your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching. – Mortimer.


SCORCH, v.t. [D. schroeijen, schrooken, to scorch. If this is the same word, there has been a transposition of the vowel. The Saxon has scorcned, the participle. But it is probable the Dutch is the true orthography, and the word is to be referred to the Ch. חרך, Ar. حَرَقَ haraka or charaka, to burn, singe or roast. Class Rg, No. 33, 34.]

  1. To burn superficially; to subject to a degree of heat that changes the color of a thing, or both the color and texture of the surface. Fire will scorch linen or cotton very speedily in extremely cold weather.
  2. To bum; to affect painfully with heat. Scorched with the burning sun or burning sands of Africa.

Scorch
  1. To burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen.

    Summer drouth or singèd air
    Never scorch thy tresses fair.
    Milton.

  2. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.

    Scatter a little mungy straw or fern amongst your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching. Mortimer.

  3. To ride or drive at great, usually at excessive, speed; -- applied chiefly to automobilists and bicyclists. [Colloq.]

    -- Scorch"er, n. [Colloq.]
  4. To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat.

    Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires. Prior.

  5. To burn or be burnt.

    He laid his long forefinger on the scarlet letter, which forthwith seemed to scorch into Hester's breast, as if it had been red hot. Hawthorne.

  6. To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.

    Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. Rev. xvi. 8.

    The fire that scorches me to death. Dryden.

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Scorch

SCORCH, verb transitive

1. To burn superficially; to subject to a degree of heat that changes the color of a thing, or both the color and texture of the surface. Fire will scorch linen or cotton very speedily in extremely cold weather.

2. To burn; to affect painfully with heat. Scorched with the burning sun or burning sands of Africa.

SCORCH, verb intransitive To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.

Scatter a little mungy straw and fern among your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.

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