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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scorch·ing, a.
 1. Burning; parching or shriveling with heat.
  -- Scorch*ing*ly, adv. -- Scorch*ing*ness, n.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Scorch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Scorched p. pr. & vb. n. Scorching.]
 1. To burn superficially; to parch, or shrivel, the surface of, by heat; to subject to so much heat as changes color and texture without consuming; as, to scorch linen.
 Summer drouth or singèd air
 Never scorch thy tresses fair.   --Milton.
 2. To affect painfully with heat, or as with heat; to dry up with heat; to affect as by heat.
    Lashed by mad rage, and scorched by brutal fires.   --Prior.
 3. To burn; to destroy by, or as by, fire.
    Power was given unto him to scorch men with fire.   --Rev. xvi. 8.
    The fire that scorches me to death.   --Dryden.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface; "scorching
      adv : capable of causing burns; "it was scorching hot"