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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Parch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parched p. pr. & vb. n. Parching.]
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight; "a vast
             desert all adust"; "land lying baked in the heat";
             "parched soil"; "the earth was scorched and bare";
             "sunbaked salt flats" [syn: adust, baked, scorched,
      2: toasted or roasted slightly; "parched corn was a staple of
         the Indian diet"