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  • (used especially of vegetation) having lost all moisture
    • dried-up grass
    • the desert was edged with sere vegetation
    • shriveled leaves on the unwatered seedlings
    • withered vines
  • cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat
    • The sun parched the earth
  • burn slightly and superficially so as to affect color
    • The cook blackened the chicken breast
    • The fire charred the ceiling above the mantelpiece
    • the flames scorched the ceiling
  • become superficially burned
    • my eyebrows singed when I bent over the flames
  • make very hot and dry
    • The heat scorched the countryside
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