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1. dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight;
- Example: "a vast desert all adust"
- Example: "land lying baked in the heat"
- Example: "parched soil"
- Example: "the earth was scorched and bare"
- Example: "sunbaked salt flats"
[syn: adust, baked, parched, scorched, sunbaked]

2. toasted or roasted slightly;
- Example: "parched corn was a staple of the Indian diet"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parch \Parch\ (p[aum]rch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Parched; p. pr. & vb. n. Parching.] [OE. perchen to pierce, hence used of a piercing heat or cold, OF. perchier, another form of percier, F. percer. See Pierce.] 1. To burn the surface of; to scorch; to roast over the fire, as dry grain; as, to parch the skin; to parch corn. [1913 Webster] Ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn. --Lev. xxiii. 14. [1913 Webster] 2. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat; as, the mouth is parched from fever. [1913 Webster] The ground below is parched. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

53 Moby Thesaurus words for "parched": Sanforized, adust, ashen, ashy, athirst, attenuated, baked, blistered, burned, burnt, burnt-up, consumed, consumed by fire, corky, dehydrated, desiccated, dried, dried-up, droughty, dry, emacerated, emaciated, evaporated, exsiccated, gutted, incinerated, mummified, preshrunk, pyrographic, pyrolyzed, scorched, sear, seared, sere, shriveled, shriveled up, shrunk, shrunken, singed, sun-dried, sunbaked, sunburned, thin, thirsting, thirsty, wasted, wasted away, weazened, wind-dried, withered, wizen, wizen-faced, wizened