scorch

Part of speech: verb

To burn, or be burnt, superficially; singe; wither by heat.

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Usage examples "scorch":

  1. She blushed until she had to put her cold hands on her cheeks and forehead to ease the scorch. - "The Iron Woman", Margaret Deland.
  2. Therein it seemed that he and I were burning, And the imagined fire did scorch me so, That of necessity my sleep was broken. - "Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete", Dante Alighieri.
  3. Sometimes they scorch a little, and the processions wilt and lag. - "Comrades", Elizabeth Stuart Phelps.