Parched vs Parches - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between parched and parches
is that parched
) while parches
As an adjective parched
, author=Mary Shelley
, 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.}}
To burn the surface of, to scorch.
To roast, as dry grain.
* Bible, Leviticus xxiii. 14
- The sun today could parch cement.
To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat.
- Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn.
(colloquial) To make thirsty.
- The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
(archaic) To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in , a type of mushy peas ).
To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
- We're parched , hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?
- The locals watched, amused, as the tourists parched in the sun, having neglected to apply sunscreen or bring water.
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 […].