scorching


scorching
scorching [{{t}}'skɔ:tʃɪŋ]
1 adjective
(a) (weather, tea, surface) brûlant;
the sun is scorching il fait un soleil de plomb
(b) (criticism) cinglant
(c) {{}}familiar{{}} (speed)
the car does a scorching 120 mph la voiture file à 190 à l'heure
2 adverb
scorching hot (water, drink, saucepan etc) brûlant; (day) torride

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  • scorching — adjective 1) the scorching July sun Syn: extremely hot, red hot, blazing, flaming, fiery, burning, blistering, searing, sweltering, torrid, broiling; informal boiling (hot), baking (hot), sizzling Ant …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • scorching — I adjective hot and dry enough to burn or parch a surface (Freq. 1) scorching heat • Similar to: ↑hot II adverb capable of causing burns it was scorching hot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Scorching — Scorch Scorch (sk[^o]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Scorched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scorching}.] [OE. scorchen, probably akin to scorcnen; cf. Norw. skrokken shrunk up, skrekka, skr[ o]kka, to shrink, to become wrinkled up, dial. Sw. skr[*a]kkla to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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