Definition of "Scorch" :
noun: a discoloration caused by heat
noun: a plant disease that produces a browning or scorched appearance of plant tissues
noun: a surface burn
verb: become scorched or singed under intense heat or dry conditions
"The exposed tree scorched in the hot sun."
verb: make very hot and dry
"The heat scorched the countryside."
verb: burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
"The flames scorched the ceiling."
verb: destroy completely by or as if by fire
"The wildfire scorched the forest and several homes."
verb: become superficially burned