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Overview of noun scorch

The noun scorch has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. scorch, singe

(a surface burn)

2. scorch

(a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues)

3. scorch

(a discoloration caused by heat)


Overview of verb scorch

The verb scorch has 5 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) sear, scorch

(make very hot and dry; "The heat scorched the countryside")

2. scorch, sear, singe

(become superficially burned; "my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames")

3. scorch

(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 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

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

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