verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of scorch
Examples from the Web for unscorched
If he threw them into the fire, they hopped back to him unscorched; if he killed them, others came to take their place.History of England from the Fall of Wolsey to the Death of Elizabeth. Vol. II.|James Anthony Froude
His brain felt withered, his mind had only one of its many-sighted eyes left open and unscorched.Aaron's Rod|D. H. Lawrence
In the chimney of his workshop was found all that remained unburnt or unscorched of the body of the unfortunate Mr. Paas.
After the unscorched remainder of the supper 220 was served, Rachel came to the dining-room to make a suggestion.Natalie: A Garden Scout|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
As soon as his meagre back was turned Knight stooped and retrieved the letter in its envelope, unscorched, from the fireplace.The Second Latchkey|Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for unscorched
Word Origin for scorch
Word Origin and History for unscorched
"to burn superficially or slightly, but so as to change the color or injure the texture," early 14c., perhaps an alteration of scorrcnenn "make dry, parch" (c.1200), of obscure origin, perhaps from Old Norse skorpna "to be shriveled," cognate with Old English scrimman "to shrink, dry up." Or perhaps from Old French escorchier "to strip off the skin," from Vulgar Latin excorticare "to flay," from ex- (see ex-) + Latin cortex (genitive corticis) "cork;" but OED finds this not likely. Scorched earth military strategy is 1937, translation of Chinese jiaotu, used against the Japanese in a bid to stem their advance into China.