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Definition of 'parched'

See also: parch 


  1. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat"; "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare"; "sunbaked salt flats"
       Synonyms: adust baked scorched sunbaked
  2. toasted or roasted slightly; "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet"

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