parch

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verb \ˈpärch\

Definition of parch

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to toast under dry heat

  3. 2 :  to shrivel with heat

  4. 3 :  to dry or shrivel with cold

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to become dry or scorched

Examples of parch in a sentence

  1. The hot desert sun had parched the land.

  2. <the heat has really parched my throat>

Origin and Etymology of parch

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century


PARCH Defined for English Language Learners

parch

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verb \ˈpärch\

Definition of parch for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something) very dry


PARCH Defined for Kids

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Definition of parch for Students

parched

parching

  1. :  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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