Definition of parched in English:

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Pronunciation: /pärCHt/


1Dried out with heat: the parched earth
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  • In Florida, April is the cruelest month, dropping oak pollen onto the parched earth.
  • The landscape began to explode with life, strange mosses rising out of the parched earth.
  • The rich fields that had fed thousands turned to charred, brown earth, parched and useless.
1.1 [predicative] informal Extremely thirsty: I’m parched—I’ll die without a drink
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  • Today's first reading paints a beautiful picture of a barren desert being transformed into a lush forest and of those with parched tongues being given water by the Lord himself.
  • With no proper eating utensils, he followed the actions of the family he had been unwillingly adopted into, tipping the bowl so the warm fluid could find its way into his parched throat.
  • That leaves only brave activists like the ‘Samaritan patrol’ to drive the desert leaving buckets of water in remote spots for the parched refugees.
thirsty, longing for a drink, dry, dehydrated
1.2Lightly roasted: parched corn
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  • Our Puritan fathers lived on parched corn, but they talked about God.

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