parching parch"ing (p[aum]rch"[i^]ng), a. Scorching; burning; drying. ``Summer's parching heat.'' --Shak. -- {Parch"ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • parchingly — adv. in a way that causes extreme dryness; in a way that causes thirst …   English contemporary dictionary

  • parchingly — parch·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • parchingly — adverb see parching …   Useful english dictionary

  • parch — parchable, adj. parchedly /pahr chid lee, pahrcht /, adv. parchedness, n. parchingly, adv. /pahrch/, v.t. 1. to make extremely, excessively, or completely dry, as heat, sun, and wind do. 2. to make dry, hot, or thirsty: Walking in the sun parched …   Universalium

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