scorching

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

scorching (comparative more scorching, superlative most scorching)

  1. Very hot.
    It was a scorching summer, and the ice-cream sellers plied a roaring trade.

Verb[edit]

scorching

  1. Present participle of scorch.

Noun[edit]

scorching (plural scorchings)

  1. The act or result of something being scorched.
    • 1839, The Lancet (volume 2, page 682)
      There were several slight scratches and scorchings about the face, sides of the neck and shoulders []
    • 1997, Larry Dean Olsen, Outdoor Survival Skills (page 76)
      Green wood hardens after about four or five scorchings in the fire, but several scorchings are required to drive out the sap.