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English definition of “parched”

parched

adjective (VERY DRY)    /pɑːtʃt/ US  /pɑːrtʃt/
( 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
(Definition of parched adjective (VERY DRY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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