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What is another word for scorching?

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Adjective
Very hot in temperature or climate
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“The tale begins quietly enough on a long-ago summer's day of stifling heat and scorching sunshine.”
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Harsh or scathing in expression or critique
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“In the African context, Guyanese historian and activist Walter Rodney offered a scorching critique of colonialism and its impact on development.”
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Contemptuously ridiculing or mocking someone or something
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Having been made warm or hot
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Moving or proceeding with significant speed
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Consumed with lust
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(sports) Engaged in skilled performance without conscious control
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A destructive burning of something
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Sweltering, oppressive or torrid weather condition
Verb
Present participle for to burn so or sear the surface of something
“Don't have the grill too hot or you'll scorch the steaks.”
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Present participle for to feel, become, or cause to become, very hot
“Secondly, make them in the early morning so that you needn't scorch in the hot sun while making them.”
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Present participle for to cause to become dry or devoid of moisture
“The devotees were told of a great drought that would scorch the land.”
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Present participle for to move quickly with speed
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“This inoffensive-looking car can scorch along at impressive figures.”
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Present participle for to burn or set fire to
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Present participle for to say defamatory things about someone or something
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Present participle for to criticize (someone or something) harshly
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Present participle for to blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language
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Present participle for to be detrimental to
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