scorching

[ UK /skˈɔːt‍ʃɪŋ/ ]
[ US /ˈskɔɹtʃɪŋ/ ]
ADVERB
  1. capable of causing burns
    it was scorching hot
ADJECTIVE
  1. hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface
    scorching heat
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How To Use scorching In A Sentence

  • They are then strung from trees and dangle in the scorching sun. Times, Sunday Times
  • The scorching has been caused by frost. Times, Sunday Times
  • This ought to have been fine - if Phaethon had not been like a rock-star's child with a new red Ferrari, scorching off the track, shrivelling crops, turning forest to desert, doubtless melting ice-caps if the Greeks had known about ice-caps, and only stopping when Zeus called a halt with a well-aimed world-saving thunderbolt. Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:
  • Under the sands and scorching sun of Arabia. Times, Sunday Times
  • If the weather turns dry raise the height of cut to prevent browning and scorching of the grass.
  • Check it every fifteen to twenty minutes, stirring and scraping the bottom of the pot to make sure the meat is not sticking or, God forbid, scorching.
  • Fear is an alien emotion to the prodigy, whose biggest asset is his scorching pace.
  • My reaction to that utterance led to an open and scorching debate.
  • Heat a griddle or heavy frying pan until scorchingly hot. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was scorching and there wasn't a cloud in the sky.
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