I've found today the word scathe . For my surprise http://www.macmillandictionary.com/ and http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ returned no result for it . Searching internet I found a definition in few other dictionaries, meaning something not working e.g. "My car was scathed.".
I'm wandering how popular is it as a verb?
I found it in all examples used as scathing as a severe critique. I'd appreciate your comments about it.