verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to toast under dry heat 2. to shrivel with heat 3. to dry or shrivel with cold intransitive verb to become dry or scorched

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • parch — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż IIb, D. u || a {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} grzybica skórna występująca u ludzi i zwierząt, wywoływana przez różne gatunki grzybów, powodująca szorstkość, łamliwość i wypadanie… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • 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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