|1.||[ verb ] make very hot and dry|
"The heat scorched the countryside"
|Related terms:||heat sizzle scorch|
|2.||[ verb ] become superficially burned|
"my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames"
|Related terms:||burn scorch|
|3.||[ adjective ] (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture|
|Synonyms:||shriveled dried-up shrivelled withered sere|
"dried-up grass" "the desert was edged with sere vegetation" "shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings" "withered vines"
|Related terms:||vegetation dry|
|4.||[ verb ] cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat|
"The sun parched the earth"