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verb as in burn

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Framing them is a set of large burn-marks, holes and scorches, strung out along two parallel lines.

The summer sun scorches the face of Yeddo, and summer rain comes down in wide bands of light.

Avoid shady seats and sleeping until dawn in the harvest season, when the sun scorches the body.

If it scorches black immediately, the heat is too furious; if it merely browns, it is right.

Silk scorches easily and should be pressed very carefully with a cool iron, light in weight.

The hot breath of God is like unto a blast that scorches things in their very roots.


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On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to scorches, such as: blister, sear, blacken, parch, melt, and char.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.