Definition of “parched” - English Dictionary

“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 extremely thirsty:

I must get a drink - I'm absolutely parched!

(Definition of “parched” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“parched” in American English

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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)