Definition of Parched

1. Adjective. Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight. "Sunbaked salt flats"

Exact synonyms: Adust, Baked, Scorched, Sunbaked
Similar to: Dry



2. Adjective. Toasted or roasted slightly. "Parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet"
Similar to: Cooked

Definition of Parched

1. Adjective. Dry. ¹

2. Adjective. Thirsty. ¹

3. Verb. (past of parch) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parched

1. parch [v] - See also: parch

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parched

parcellate
parcellated
parcellates
parcellating
parcellation
parcellations
parcelled
parcelling
parcels
parcelwise
parcenaries
parcenary
parcener
parceners
parch
parched (current term)
parchedness
parcheesis
parches
parchesi
parchesis
parching
parchingly
parchisi
parchisis
parchment
parchment crackling
parchments

Literary usage of Parched

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1. The Emporium of Arts and Sciences by John Redman Coxe (1814)
"462, 463, Indian corn parched and ground, with bacon or pork and portable soup well seasoned. I am glad to find by the papers of this week before me, ..."

2. English Eccentrics and Eccentricities by John Timbs (1866)
"The ancient town of " Proud Preston," in Lancashire, from the year 1771 to 1841, a period of seventy years, boasted its " Oyster and parched-Pea Club. ..."

3. The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, U. S. A., in the Rocky Mountains and by Washington Irving (1849)
"The herbage is parched and withered ; the brooks and streams are dried up ; the buffalo, the elk and the deer have wandered to distant parts, keeping within ..."

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