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scorched

Very badly sunburned. Make sure you wear your sun block on the beach! You don't want to ruin your whole vacation by getting scorched on the very first day. I got so scorched after falling asleep in the hammock that I could barely move without it hurting.
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scorching

Of weather, extremely hot and sunny. Gosh, it's scorching out there! I thought I was going to faint just walking down to the post office! I hope it's scorching while we're on vacation in Hawaii. Nothing better than being on the beach while the sun's beating down!
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scorched

1. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Who wants to go out and get scorched?
2. and singed (sɪndʒd) mod. having to do with hair burned while smoking marijuana. (Collegiate.) If you go to sleep, you’ll be singed for sure.
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scorching

1. mod. winning at gambling; about to win something big. Let me roll again. I’m really scorching.
2. mod. caustic. That remark was really scorching.
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The sun passes scorchingly close to earth causing the measured passage of hour and season to warp in slingshot orbit.
This occurs, for example, on summer days, when the sun is scorchingly hot and the air is transparent and dry, and when the soil is frozen and cannot supply the plant with the water needed for minimum transpiration.
But Courtney Love, for one, doesn't mind using her real byline, and her scorchingly funny bad-girl manifesto is a must-read.
Overall, Ginsburg won the triple crown as the fastest in each of the three terms; she also came out as the overall scorchingly fastest Justice on Court.
1780s and 1790s, raged as contemptuously and scorchingly as it had
A spokesperson said: "Expect roasting celebrity interviews in the kitchen, scorchingly great music in the parlour and, of course, their new co-host Doireann Garrihy - impressionist, comedian and a woman who will have to adjust to Podge and Rodge's hilariously acidic take on Irish life."
This super-Earth--eight times Earth's mass and almost twice its radius --is in a scorchingly close orbit around a star 40 light-years away.
When the weather is scorchingly hot, one sweats to cool down.
You want the sauce to be fragrant rather than scorchingly hot, you don't want it to completely overpower the delicate fish, but yes it's a curry and it needs to have a bit of a kick to it.
KELT-4Ab is located scorchingly close to its parent star and if you were transported to the surface of the planet - and were equipped to see through its thick, inflated atmosphere - you would see an extremely bright KELT-A occupying 40 times the space our Sun is seen occupying from Earth.
The script is intelligent, sharp and scorchingly funny in its early stages.
This scorchingly good thriller sees a psychologist on the trail of a serial killer targeting adulterers and subjecting them to gruesome attacks.
And now football fans across the country have to try and get their heads round the idea of the World Cup final taking place on December 23 as playing football in the scorchingly hot summer would probably result in fatalities among players and spectators.
My large cappuccino (PS2.49) came in a paper cup and tasted rather bitter but wasn't scorchingly hot.
TEHRAN (FNA)- It might be easier than previously thought for a planet to overheat into the scorchingly uninhabitable "runaway greenhouse" stage, according to new research by astronomers at the University of Washington and the University of Victoria published July 28 in the journal Nature Geoscience.