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.
dry (part of speech: verb)
heat (part of speech: verb)
- The proper occupation of the caste is to parch rice. - "The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II", R. V. Russell.
- Darsie felt ashamed of herself because she alone failed to throw off anxiety; but her knees would tremble, her throat would parch, and her eyes would turn back restlessly to study the clock. - "A College Girl", Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey.
- The throat and mouth seem to shrivel and parch. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.