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SCORCHING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does scorching mean? 

SCORCHING (adjective)
  The adjective SCORCHING has 1 sense:

1. hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface

  Familiarity information: SCORCHING used as an adjective is very rare.


SCORCHING (adverb)
  The adverb SCORCHING has 1 sense:

1. capable of causing burns

  Familiarity information: SCORCHING used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCORCHING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface

Context example:

scorching heat

Similar:

hot (used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning)


SCORCHING (adverb)


Sense 1scorching [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Capable of causing burns

Context example:

it was scorching hot

Pertainym:

scorching (hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface)


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