Parching
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.

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