Parch

Definition of Parch

Pronunciation: pärch
v. t.1.To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn.
[imp. & p. p. Parched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Parching.]
Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
- Lev. xxiii. 14.
2.To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever.
The ground below is parched.
- Dryden.
v. i.1.To become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry.

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