KJV Dictionary Definition: scorch


SCORCH, v.t.

1. To burn superficially; to subject to a degree of heat that changes the color of a thing, or both the color and texture of the surface. Fire will scorch linen or cotton very speedily in extremely cold weather.

2. To burn; to affect painfully with heat. Scorched with the burning sun or burning sands of Africa.

SCORCH, v.i. To be burnt on the surface; to be parched; to be dried up.

Scatter a little mungy straw and fern among your seedlings, to prevent the roots from scorching.


SCORCH'ED, pp. Burnt on the surface; pained by heat.


SCORCH'ING, ppr. Burning on the surface; paining by heat.