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Definition of parched (Meaning of parched)
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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.
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	              Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn. --Lev.
	                                                    xxiii. 14.
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	     2. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth
	        is parched from fever.
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	              The ground below is parched.          --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
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