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English definition of “parched”

parched

adjective uk   /pɑːtʃt/ us    /pɑːrtʃt/

parched adjective (VERY DRY)

(especially of earth or crops) dried out because of too much heat and not enough rain: parched earth/fields/corn It was the height of summer and the land was parched and brown.Dry weather, arid conditions and dryness

parched adjective (VERY THIRSTY)

informal extremely thirsty: I must get a drink - I'm absolutely parched!Hungry and thirsty
(Definition of parched from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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