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PARCHED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parched mean? 

PARCHED (adjective)
  The adjective PARCHED has 2 senses:

1. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight
2. toasted or roasted slightly

  Familiarity information: PARCHED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PARCHED (adjective)


Sense 1parched [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight

Synonyms:

adust; baked; parched; scorched; sunbaked

Context examples:

a vast desert all adust / land lying baked in the heat / parched soil / the earth was scorched and bare / sunbaked salt flats

Similar:

dry (free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet)


Sense 2parched [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Toasted or roasted slightly

Context example:

parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet

Similar:

cooked (having been prepared for eating by the application of heat)


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