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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]


Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight


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


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

Sense 2parched [BACK TO TOP]


Toasted or roasted slightly

Context example:

parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet


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

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