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- adj. Dry.
- adj. Thirsty.
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of parch.
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- adj. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
- adj. toasted or roasted slightly
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Growing populations are straining supplies in parched areas of the U.S.
In fact, the startling abundance of fruit in parched Kandahar was what had first led me to consider beauty products.
There have been a few suggestions for using other words - yep, Gryphon, and Time Lord over on the Voyager board, I like the word parched too...hmm.
Catty, my liquidity may be best described as parched, or even dessicated.
Accustomed on "hikes" to a thirst not surpassed by anything "east of Suez," I never before appreciated the significance of the word "parched" - the "tongue cleaving to the roof of the mouth."
Each time the word ice met her eye she recalled the parched lips that had moaned for it, the feverish hands that had clutched it so greedily when she brought it, and she thought if Sandford Berry could only see what she had done for some of the poor souls who "got on her nerves" he'd change his opinion about her efforts to help them being of no avail.
"You've cheated me!" said Bai with a kind of parched hoarseness, as though her throat had been rubbed raw.
Coffee giv 'out an none could be bought so they took okra seeds an' parched 'em good an 'brown an' ground 'em an 'made coffee out'n' em.
We had various substitutes, such as parched rye, also okra seed.
Heb. haran, i.e., "parched;" or probably from the Accadian charana, meaning "a road."