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"parched" in British English

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parchedadjective

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.
  • parched adjective (VERY THIRSTY)

informal extremelythirsty: I must get a ​drink - I'm ​absolutely parched!
(Definition of parched from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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parchedadjective

 us   /pɑrtʃt/
dried out because of too much ​heat: My ​lips were parched.
(Definition of parched from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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