Synonyms of scorch


1. scorch, singe, burn

usage: a surface burn

2. scorch, plant disease

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

3. scorch, stain, discoloration, discolouration

usage: a discoloration caused by heat


1. sear, scorch, heat, heat up

usage: make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside"

2. scorch, sear, singe, burn, combust

usage: become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"

3. scorch, burn, fire, burn down

usage: destroy completely by or as if by fire; "The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes"; "the invaders scorched the land"

4. char, blacken, sear, scorch, burn

usage: 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"

5. scorch, dry, dry out

usage: become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions; "The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun"

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Definition and meaning of scorch (Dictionary)