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parchedadjective

 us   /pɑrtʃt/
dried out because of too much heat: My lips were parched.
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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 extremely thirsty: I must get a drink - I'm absolutely parched!
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