parch


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parch

 (pärch)
v. parched, parch·ing, parch·es
v.tr.
1. To make extremely dry, especially by exposure to heat: The midsummer sun parched the earth. See Synonyms at dry.
2. To dry or roast (corn, for example) by exposing to heat.
v.intr.
To become very dry.

[Middle English parchen.]

parch

(pɑːtʃ)
vb
1. to deprive or be deprived of water; dry up: the sun parches the fields.
2. (Physiology) (tr; usually passive) to make very thirsty: I was parched after the run.
3. (Cookery) (tr) to roast (corn, etc) lightly
[C14: of obscure origin]

parch

(pɑrtʃ)

v.t.
1. to make extremely or completely dry, as heat, sun, and wind do.
2. to make thirsty.
3. to dry (beans, grain, etc.) by exposure to heat without burning.
4. to dry or shrivel with cold.
v.i.
5. to suffer from heat, thirst, or need of water.
6. to undergo drying by heat.
[1350–1400; Middle English perchen, of uncertain orig.]

parch


Past participle: parched
Gerund: parching

Imperative
parch
parch
Present
I parch
you parch
he/she/it parches
we parch
you parch
they parch
Preterite
I parched
you parched
he/she/it parched
we parched
you parched
they parched
Present Continuous
I am parching
you are parching
he/she/it is parching
we are parching
you are parching
they are parching
Present Perfect
I have parched
you have parched
he/she/it has parched
we have parched
you have parched
they have parched
Past Continuous
I was parching
you were parching
he/she/it was parching
we were parching
you were parching
they were parching
Past Perfect
I had parched
you had parched
he/she/it had parched
we had parched
you had parched
they had parched
Future
I will parch
you will parch
he/she/it will parch
we will parch
you will parch
they will parch
Future Perfect
I will have parched
you will have parched
he/she/it will have parched
we will have parched
you will have parched
they will have parched
Future Continuous
I will be parching
you will be parching
he/she/it will be parching
we will be parching
you will be parching
they will be parching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been parching
you have been parching
he/she/it has been parching
we have been parching
you have been parching
they have been parching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been parching
you will have been parching
he/she/it will have been parching
we will have been parching
you will have been parching
they will have been parching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been parching
you had been parching
he/she/it had been parching
we had been parching
you had been parching
they had been parching
Conditional
I would parch
you would parch
he/she/it would parch
we would parch
you would parch
they would parch
Past Conditional
I would have parched
you would have parched
he/she/it would have parched
we would have parched
you would have parched
they would have parched
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.parch - cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth"
dry, dry out - remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"

parch

verb
To make or become free of moisture:
Translations
يَسْفَع، يُحَمِّص
sežehnout
afsvideudtørre
kiszárít
òurrka upp
išdegintasištroškęssukepęs
kveldētsvilināt
kavurup kurutmak

parch

[pɑːtʃ]
A. VTsecar, resecar, agostar
B. VIsecarse

parch

[ˈpɑːrtʃ] vtdessécher

parch

parch

[pɑːtʃ] vtriardere

parch

(paːtʃ) verb
to make hot and very dry. The sun parched the earth.
parched adjective
1. hot and dry. Nothing could grow in the parched land.
2. thirsty. Can I have a cup of tea – I'm parched!
References in classic literature ?
One of them said, "The Sun, now while he is single, parches up the marsh, and compels us to die miserably in our arid homes.
Fragment #1 -- Contest of Homer and Hesiod: Homer travelled about reciting his epics, first the "Thebaid", in seven thousand verses, which begins: `Sing, goddess, of parched Argos, whence lords...'
Wilderness of the Far West.- Great American Desert- Parched Seasons.
It little deserved that designation, with its dry and parched coasts.
oh, ever vernal endless landscapes in the soul; in ye, --though long parched by the dead drought of the earthy life, --in ye, men yet may roll, like young horses in new morning clover; and for some few fleeting moments, feel the cool dew of the life immortal on them.
At length he sank down in utter prostration, and his friends heard no other sound from him than the hissing of his breath between his parched and swollen lips.
"The dust in the curtains, if you will pardon me for hinting such a thing, has parched my throat to a crisp."
At first my mouth and throat were parched, and my strength ebbed sensibly.
The Grand Gallipoot was coughing too, and his throat was parched and dry.
He could hardly draw breath he was so worn out, and his mouth was parched by thirst.
As a result I awoke with mouth parched and dry, with a slight heaviness of head, and with a mild nervous palpitation in the stomach.
The air seemed quivering with rays of heat, which might be seen playing along the parched stems of the trees.