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parched

[ pahrcht ]
/ pɑrtʃt /
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adjective
extremely or completely dried, as by heat, sun, or wind: Dry shrubs cover parts of this parched valley in the South Hebron Hills.
very thirsty: After each shift in the ship’s engine room, I was dead tired and totally parched, needing large amounts of water.
(of peas, beans, grains, etc.) slightly toasted or roasted: The village folk customarily have one meal a day of parched grains, so there is always a crowd around the old widow’s oven.
verb
the simple past tense and past participle of parch.
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Origin of parched

OTHER WORDS FROM parched

parch·ed·ly [pahr-chid-lee, pahrcht-], /ˈpɑr tʃɪd li, ˈpɑrtʃt-/, adverbparch·ed·ness, nounun·parched, adjective
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