Definition of Parch

1. Verb. Cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat. "The sun parched the earth"

Exact synonyms: Sear
Generic synonyms: Dry, Dry Out



Definition of Parch

1. v. t. To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn.

2. v. i. To become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry.

Definition of Parch

1. Verb. (transitive) To burn the surface of, to scorch. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To roast, as dry grain. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive colloquial) To become thirsty. ¹

5. Verb. (transitive archaic) To boil something slowly (''Still used in Lancashire in parched peas, a type of mushy peas''). ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Parch

1. to make very dry [v -ED, -ING, -ES]

Medical Definition of Parch

1. 1. To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn. "Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn." (Lev. Xxiii. 14) 2. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever. "The ground below is parched." (Dryden) Origin: OE. Perchen to pierce, hence used of a piercing heat or cold, OF. Perchier, another form of percier, F. Percer. See Pierce. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Parch

parceling
parcellate
parcellated
parcellates
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parcellation
parcellations
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parcelling
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parcelwise
parcenaries
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parcener
parceners
parch (current term)
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parchisi
parchisis
parchment
parchment crackling

Literary usage of Parch

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1. Journal of Theological Studies by Oxford Journals (Oxford University Press) (1906)
"Saec. xi, parch. 244 foil. Also styled Mazarin Reg. 1973. It contains in foil. ... Saec. xii, parch. 274 foil. A quaternion is missing after fol. 8. ..."

2. Folio (1881)
"... reception rooms, teachers' rooms, and every convenience that money can parch**ยป or "good taste suggest. ..."

3. Trystan Ac Esyllt a Chaniadau Eraill by Robert Silyn Roberts (1904)
"D. Tecwyn, BA, 21, Heol yr Eglwys, Aberdyfi Evans, parch. E. Trevor, Llanfachreth ... J. Roberts, 17, Spring Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham Evans, parch. ..."

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