|1.||[ adjective ] dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight|
|Synonyms:||baked parched sunbaked adust|
"a vast desert all adust" "land lying baked in the heat" "parched soil" "the earth was scorched and bare" "sunbaked salt flats"
|2.||[ adjective ] having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy|
"Sherman's scorched earth policy"
|3.||[ adjective ] damaged or discolored by superficial burning:"the scorched blouse tore easily"|