Parched vs Parch - What's the difference?

parched | parch |


As verbs the difference between parched and parch

is that parched is (parch) while parch is to burn the surface of, to scorch.

As a adjective parched

is dry.

As a noun parch is

the condition of being parched.

parched

English

Adjective

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  • Dry.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1818 , author=Mary Shelley , title=Frankenstein , chapter=8 citation , passage=I passed a night of unmingled wretchedness. In the morning I went to the court; my lips and throat were parched . I dared not ask the fatal question, but I was known, and the officer guessed the cause of my visit.}}
  • Thirsty.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (parch)
  • parch

    English

    Verb

  • To burn the surface of, to scorch.
  • The sun today could parch cement.
  • To roast, as dry grain.
  • * Bible, Leviticus xxiii. 14
  • Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
  • To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
  • The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
  • (colloquial) To make thirsty.
  • We're parched , hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?
  • (archaic) To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in , a type of mushy peas ).
  • To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
  • The locals watched, amused, as the tourists parched in the sun, having neglected to apply sunscreen or bring water.

    Noun

    (parches)
  • The condition of being parched.
  • * 1982 , (TC Boyle), Water Music , Penguin 2006, p. 64:
  • Yet here he is, not at the head, but somewhere toward the rear of the serpentine queue wending its way through all this parch […].
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