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parch

verb \ˈpärch\

: to make (something) very dry

Full Definition of PARCH

transitive verb
1
:  to toast under dry heat
2
:  to shrivel with heat
3
:  to dry or shrivel with cold
intransitive verb
:  to become dry or scorched
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Examples of PARCH

  1. The hot desert sun had parched the land.
  2. <the heat has really parched my throat>

Origin of PARCH

Middle English
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with PARCH

PARCH Defined for Kids

parch

verb \ˈpärch\
parchedparch·ing

Definition of PARCH for Kids

:  to dry or make dry from heat and lack of moisture <The heat and drought of dog days had parched the earth … — William H. Armstrong, Sounder>

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