Definition of Scorched

1. Adjective. Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight. "Sunbaked salt flats"

Exact synonyms: Adust, Baked, Parched, Sunbaked
Similar to: Dry



2. Adjective. Having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy. "Sherman's scorched earth policy"
Similar to: Destroyed

Definition of Scorched

1. Adjective. Dried, damaged or burnt by exposure to sunlight or heat. ¹

2. Verb. (past of scorch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scorched

1. scorch [v] - See also: scorch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scorched

scopulas
scopulate
scopuliped
scopulous
scorable
scorbic
scorbut
scorbute
scorbutic
scorbutic anaemia
scorbutical
scorbutigenic
scorbutogenic
scorbutus
scorch
scorched (current term)
scorched-earth
scorched-earth policies
scorched-earth policy
scorched earth
scorched earth policies
scorched earth policy
scorcher
scorchers
scorches
scorchest
scorcheth
scorching
scorchingly
scorchingness

Literary usage of Scorched

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1. The Anatomy of Melancholy: What it Is, with All the Kinds, Causes, Symptoms by Robert Burton (1862)
"... or quite gone from him, to his mistress's bosom belike, he is in an oven, a salamander in the fire, so scorched with love's heat; he wisheth himself a ..."

2. Our Wild Indians: Thirty-three Years Personal Experience Among the Red Men by Richard Irving Dodge (1884)
"... The First Lot of Matches — An Astonished Indian — Curiosity Aroused — A Wonderful Box — Testing the Matches One by One — scorched Fingers — My Treasures ..."

3. The Anatomy of melancholy v. 3 by Robert Burton (1875)
"... a salamander in the fire, so scorched with love's heat ; he wisheth himself a saddle for her to sit on, a posy for her to smell to, and it would not ..."

4. A Journal Or Historical Account of the Life, Travels, Sufferings, Christian by George Fox, William Penn, Margaret Askew Fell Fox (1839)
"About ten days after, he was struck with a violent burning fever, of which he died ; by which his body was so scorched, that the people said, ..."

5. Meditations and Contemplations by James Hervey (1813)
"... sense. scorched by the flames of avenging wrath: That I, Ye planets, that, winged with unimaginable speed, traverse the regions of the sky; ..."

6. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1863)
"... has made Jacksonville a little Eden, has been burnt, and scorched, and rris[ie<l, if not entirely consumed to ashes, by the devouring flames. ..."

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