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scorching

[ skawr-ching ]
/ ˈskɔr tʃɪŋ /
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adjective
burning; very hot.
caustic or scathing: a scorching denunciation.
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Origin of scorching

First recorded in 1555–65; scorch + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM scorching

scorch·ing·ly, adverbun·scorch·ing, adjective
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