Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Scorching; burning; drying.

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  • adjective Capable of causing something to parch.
  • adjective extreme
  • verb Present participle of parch.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • She tells us about the Romans' use of snow for chilling drinks and the Celts' use of clay domes for parching their grain, yet she is also bracingly up to date, taking in British chef April Bloomfield's gastropub invasion of New York and the demise of Gourmet magazine.

    Anglo-Saxon On the Menu

  • There were not many buyers for Wyoming Territory sections of parching winds and hostile Indians.

    Bird Cloud

  • There were not many buyers for Wyoming Territory sections of parching winds and hostile Indians.

    Bird Cloud

  • And the captain gasped out his last under the palm trees of the isle unnamable while the brown maidens wept about him and fanned the air to his parching lungs.

    CHAPTER X

  • We learned to select the largest grains for the seed, so that all the rice we thereafter ate was larger-grained and puffier in the parching and the boiling.

    Chapter 21

  • The crossing of the Hindu Kush and the parching deserts of Bactria had been hard on the men, but it had also taken an enormous toll on the horses.

    Alexander the Great

  • The crossing of the Hindu Kush and the parching deserts of Bactria had been hard on the men, but it had also taken an enormous toll on the horses.

    Alexander the Great

  • The crossing of the Hindu Kush and the parching deserts of Bactria had been hard on the men, but it had also taken an enormous toll on the horses.

    Alexander the Great

  • However, such consuming thirst could only be quenched temporarily by the attention of others, becoming more parching with every praise and gesture of attention to the point that our little, humble Carmel could not contain it any more.

    INVIDIA

  • Again it was long hours of parching heat and biting dust, sagebrush and sand, and a land accursed.

    Chapter 13

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