Parch
Parch Parch (p[aum]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parched}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Parching}.] [OE. perchen to pierce, hence used of a piercing heat or cold, OF. perchier, another form of percier, F. percer. See {Pierce}.] 1. To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn. [1913 Webster]

Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn. --Lev. xxiii. 14. [1913 Webster]

2. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever. [1913 Webster]

The ground below is parched. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
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  • Parch — Parch, v. i. To become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry. Parch in Afric sun. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parch — [pärch] vt. [ME perchen < ?] 1. to expose (corn, peas, etc.) to great heat so as to dry or roast slightly 2. to dry up with heat; make hot and dry 3. to make very thirsty 4. to dry up and shrivel with cold vi. to become very dry, hot, thirsty …   English World dictionary

  • parch — index burn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • parch — [pa:tʃ US pa:rtʃ] v [T] if the sun or wind parches something, it makes it very dry …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parch — [ partʃ ] verb transitive if hot weather parches the ground, it makes it extremely dry …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • parch — (v.) mid 13c., possibly from M.E. perchen, variant of perishen to perish (see PERISH (Cf. perish)). Related: Parched; parching …   Etymology dictionary

  • parch — *dry, desiccate, dehydrate, bake Analogous words: sear, scorch, char, *burn: shrivel, wizen, *wither …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • parch — [v] dry, burn blister, brown, dehydrate, desiccate, dry up, evaporate, exsiccate, make thirsty, scorch, sear, shrivel, stale, wither; concepts 249,255 Ant. dampen, moisten, wet …   New thesaurus

  • parch — ► VERB 1) make dry through intense heat. 2) (parched) informal extremely thirsty. 3) roast (corn, peas, etc.) lightly. ORIGIN of unknown origin …   English terms dictionary

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