OTHER WORDS FROM parchedparch·ed·ly [pahr-chid-lee, pahrcht-], /ˈpɑr tʃɪd li, ˈpɑrtʃt-/, adverbparch·ed·ness, nounun·parched, adjective
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Already parched vegetation — by many measures at peak-season dryness and breaking records for June — is going to be even more flammable both during and after this heat wave.‘Mega-heat wave’ is peaking in the West, breaking records and intensifying drought, fires|Jason Samenow, Diana Leonard|June 17, 2021|Washington Post
As the snow melted, runoff was soaked up by parched soils, which are still dry from last year’s monsoon-free summer and fire-filled fall.The Drought in the West Is Bad and It’s Gonna Get Worse|Heather Hansman|June 16, 2021|Outside Online
Hot weather can lead to parched soil and more dry natural material that can fuel flames.What you need to know about the heatwave and drought scorching the western US|Sara Kiley Watson|June 15, 2021|Popular-Science
A sophomore at Clovis North High School in Fresno, he wanted to help farmers save their plants from getting dangerously parched.New technologies might help keep drought-prone farms green|Bethany Brookshire|May 25, 2021|Science News For Students
If you do go off-trail, travel only on rock and soft sand surfaces to avoid damaging the plentiful cryptobiotic soil, a living crust that helps tiny desert plants stay rooted and retains moisture in the parched ground.
Shrubs and small trees dot a parched landscape along the road from Turbat to the border.The Dangerous Drug-Funded Secret War Between Iran and Pakistan|Umar Farooq|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Environmentalists today generally prefer to limit roads and block new water projects, even in parched California.
This is epic, and historic, and man am I parched/hungry all of a sudden.Getting a Mile High: Legally Stoned in Colorado After Initiative 64|Winston Ross|January 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
When it gets parched in Los Angeles the weather service issues a “red-flag” warning to indicate that the risk of fire is high.
He leant against the wall of his refuge, notwithstanding this boast, and licked the ice to moisten his parched lips.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
The dust in the curtains, if you will pardon me for hinting such a thing, has parched my throat to a crisp.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
His arms were growing heavy with fatigue, his mouth was parched, and great beads of perspiration stood upon his brow.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He laid himself down again, and she reached him the gruel, which proved a great relief to his parched and fevered throat.Skipper Worse|Alexander Lange Kielland
The coffee was made of either parched rye or corn-meal, or of sweet potatoes cut in small cubes and roasted.