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blacken, blister, burn, char, parch, roast, sear, shrivel, singe, wither  
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  ( scorches    3rd person present)   ( scorching    present participle)   ( scorched    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   To scorch something means to burn it slightly.  
The bomb scorched the side of the building.      V n  
  scorched      adj  
...scorched black earth.     
2       verb   If something scorches or is scorched, it becomes marked or changes colour because it is affected by too much heat or by a chemical.  
The leaves are inclined to scorch in hot sunshine...      V  
If any of the spray goes onto the lawn it will scorch the grass.      V n  

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scorching, score, scorn, scratch

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