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Meaning of PARCH

Pronunciation:  pârch

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  cause to wither or parch from exposure to heat; "The sun parched the earth"
 

PARCH is a 5 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: scorch, sear
 
 See Also: dry, dry out

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Parch\ (p[aum]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Parched}; p. pr.
    & vb. n. {Parching}.] [OE. perchen to pierce, hence used of a
    piercing heat or cold, OF. perchier, another form of percier,
    F. percer. See {Pierce}.]
    1. To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire,
       as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn.
    
             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.
    
    
  2. \Parch\, v. i.
    To become scorched or superficially burnt; to be very dry.
    ``Parch in Afric sun.'' --Shak.
    
    
 
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