Adjective "Parched" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Dried out with heat.
  1. 'Most versions begin with the mortal archer Hou Yi, who shoots down a number of rogue suns which have been turning the earth into a parched wasteland thousands of years ago.'
  2. 'The grass was less than perfect, parched patches dotted the lawn, and numerous dandelions stuck up here and there making the landscape ugly.'
  3. 'As the showers wet the parched roads and the soil becomes damp, the earth's true colours come into view.'
  4. 'The rill was a parched ravine now, as though some convulsion of the earth had bled the region dry of its lifeblood.'
  5. 'While I love to discover the latest deep conditioner for parched strands or find a hot new curling iron, discovering a new accessory line definitely makes my heart beat a little faster.'
  6. 'In California's parched Mojave Desert, the mining of a new kind of liquid gold - water - is about to become big business.'
  7. 'And a robin hopped across the parched ground, bill held open in the heat.'
  8. 'Fools indeed could not appreciate the welcome mist of rain upon a sweating face; the brilliant dew feeding parched fields, and the still wonder that was life's breath.'
  9. 'Stretching west and south of the Great Salt Lake, the Bonneville Salt Flats are known for their parched, blinding summertime dazzle.'
  10. 'The early light promised a hot, dry southern day, the sky gleaming like hot metal, the summer smell of parched weeds making the air difficult to breathe.'
  11. 'I'm parched—I'll die without a drink'
  12. 'The Witch swallowed to moisten her parched throat.'
  13. 'Taking his parched lips into his mouth, he raked his fingers through his hair and prayed that his cousin had chosen an obscure route to Scotland and had thought to cover up his tracks.'
  14. 'With no proper eating utensils, he followed the actions of the family he had been unwillingly adopted into, tipping the bowl so the warm fluid could find its way into his parched throat.'
  15. 'parched corn'


1. to make extremely, excessively, or completely dry, as heat, sun, and wind do.

2. to make dry, hot, or thirsty: Walking in the sun parched his throat.

3. to dry (peas, beans, grain, etc.) by exposure to heat without burning; to toast or roast slightly: A staple of the Indian diet was parched corn.

4. to dry or shrivel with cold. verb (used without object)

5. to suffer from heat, thirst, or need of water.

6. to become parched; undergo drying by heat.

More examples(as adjective)

"tongues can be parched for drinks."

"people can be parched with things."

"areas can be parched."

"fields can be parched."

"portions can be parched."

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