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Definition of parch:

  1. To become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry.
  2. To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn.
  3. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever.

Synonyms:

dry up, blacken, exsiccate.

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