Definition of scorching in English:


Line breaks: scorch|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈskɔːtʃɪŋ


1Very hot: the scorching July sun
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  • Almost immediately, his calf swelled up, and the skin covering it grew scorching hot.
  • Around me, frustrated passengers began to speculate about the city overheating in scorching temperatures.
  • Farmers on the Continent battled against an exceptionally dry summer and scorching temperatures that seriously damaged crops.
extremely hot, red-hot, unbearably hot, baking (hot), blazing, flaming, fiery, burning, blistering, searing, sweltering, torrid, tropical, like an oven, like a furnace, like a blowtorch;
parching, withering;
North American broiling
1.2 informal Very fast: she set a scorching pace
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  • Fear is an alien emotion to the 18-year-old sensation, whose biggest asset is his scorching pace.
  • No English daily is expanding at the scorching pace of these.
  • Profit growth had slowed from 2004's scorching pace.



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  • Ten minutes and a scorchingly confusing user interface later, we'd ordered our pizza.
  • The news for today, apart from the fact that Munich is scorchingly hot, is that I apparently have a first class honours degree.
  • But of course he says this, and a great deal more, far more wittily and scorchingly every time he goes into a recording studio.

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