parch definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to create incredibly dried out, particularly by experience of heat: The midsummer sunshine parched the planet earth. See Synonyms at burn1.
    • To make thirsty.
    • To dry or roast (corn, as an example) by revealing to temperature.
    • To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast on the fire, as dried out grain
    • To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to be very dry. See Synonyms at dry.
    • to be thirsty.
    • to be scorched or superficially burnt; is really dry.
  • verb:
    • burning the surface of, to scorch.
    • To roast, as dry grain.
    • To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
    • In order to become thirsty.
    • To boil some thing gradually (Nevertheless found in Lancashire in parched peas, a form of mushy peas).
    • to be superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
    • cause to wither or parch from contact with temperature
  • others:
    • to reveal on strong action of fire, but without burning; roast (vegetable produce particularly) partly by quick expulsion of dampness.
    • To dry out; dried out to extremity or even the idea of burning: as, natural sunlight parch the ground; parched with thirst.
    • Synonyms Singe, Sear, etc. See scorch.
    • To become really dried out; be scorched.

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