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"

Related terms: dry
2. [ adjective ] having everything destroyed so nothing is left salvageable by an enemy

"Sherman's scorched earth policy"

Related terms: destroyed
3. [ adjective ] damaged or discolored by superficial burning:"the scorched blouse tore easily"
Related terms: damaged
Similar spelling:   scorch