Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being parched.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The state of being parched.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being parched or dried up.

Etymologies

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parched +‎ -ness

Examples

  • The water felt thoroughly dry, like she had gulped down liquid parchedness.

    GUARDIAN OF THE VEIL

  • And now I did certainly remark a quality in his voice that was new to my ear; it was not, as he had said, a labour or thickness of utterance, but a dryness and parchedness of old age, with many breaks from high to low notes, and a lean noise of dribbling threading every word.

    The Frozen Pirate

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