Synonyms of scorching


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. scorching, hot (vs. cold)

usage: hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface; "scorching heat"


1. scorching

usage: capable of causing burns; "it was scorching hot"

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Definition and meaning of scorching (Dictionary)