Synonyms of scorched


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"


1. adust, baked, parched, scorched, sunbaked, dry (vs. wet)

usage: dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats"

2. scorched, destroyed (vs. preserved)

usage: having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy; "Sherman's scorched earth policy"

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