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
Among the first events at the Essence Festival in New Orleans Friday (June 30) was the announcement that superstar Beyonce had partnered with UNICEF to bring water to the parched population of Burundi in east Africa.
But it is felt as far away as Sri Lanka, where fishermen in the north say the tides have changed in the past two years, and at least 50 feet of new mangroves planted near Jaffna stand in parched dirt instead of being flooded by water.
My formerly parched plants are standing tall and proud and lush and grateful for the long drink of water they were given just as their stems were wilting under new leaf growth, the leaves themselves wilting, too.
Chapped lips A parched pout, caused by the weather, dehydration, or regularly licking your lips (thanks to the enzymes present in saliva), is a pain.
Thousands of firefighters were battling 28 wildfires throughout the state, many of them ignited by lightning or people, as gusty winds and parched vegetation fueled the flames, said Tiffany Davila, a spokeswoman for the state forestry department.
My parched, limp no-longer curls were proof of that.
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.
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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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