Definition of parched
: deprived of natural moisture parched land; also : thirsty He was parched after the long hike.
Examples of parched in a Sentence
Could I have some water? I'm parched.
Recent Examples of parched from the Web
A long-term drying trend (also known as desertification) is evident in the decreasing levels of Cape Town's parched reservoirs, which are intended to supply the city's water.
Nearby, breastfeeding mothers and children squeeze next to male strangers in the open on parched grass and tarmac.
Learning how to live in a parched environment could become the next export for Israel.
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First Known Use of parched
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Definition of parched for English Language Learners
: very dry especially because of hot weather and no rain
: very thirsty
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