Definition of parch verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

parch

 verb
verb
NAmE//pɑrtʃ//
 
parch somethingVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parch
 
he / she / it parches
 
past simple parched
 
-ing form parching
 
 
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(especially of hot weather) to make an area of land very dry A drought is parching much of the country.
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