Synonyms for parch

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pahrch
Phonetic Transcription : pɑrtʃ

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Définition of parch

Origin :
  • late 14c., "to roast or dry" (peas, beans, corn, etc.), of uncertain origin. Klein and OED reject derivations from Old North French perchier (Old French percer) "to pierce" and Latin persiccare "to dry thoroughly." Barnhart suggests possibly from Middle English perchen, variant of perishen "to perish" (see perish). Klein "tentatively" suggests a back-formation from parchment. Surname Parchecorn is attested from mid-14c. Meaning "to dry with excessive heat" is mid-15c. Related: Parched; parching.
  • verb dry, burn
Example sentences :
  • May it parch their throats, as if they had been breathing the simoon!
  • Extract from : « Life of Wm. Tecumseh Sherman. » by W. Fletcher Johnson
  • Then, too, I will give you and Benny some corn to parch this evening, and you can have a nice time.
  • Extract from : « Hesper, the Home-Spirit » by Elizabeth Doten
  • When this is done, care must be observed not to burn or parch the cuticle.
  • Extract from : « Sheep, Swine, and Poultry » by Robert Jennings
  • To Miss Parnell, Mr. Parch related the contents of his late client's will.
  • Extract from : « Old Kensington » by Miss Thackeray
  • The fire that is but just sufficient to receive the noble sirloin (No. 19), will parch up a lighter joint.
  • Extract from : « The Cook's Oracle; and Housekeeper's Manual » by William Kitchiner
  • Presently, he knew, thirst would begin to parch his throat and hunger to gnaw at him.
  • Extract from : « The Tree of Life » by Catherine Lucille Moore
  • The natives catch them in small nets, when they come to devour their potato-vines, and parch them over the fire in an earthen pan.
  • Extract from : « Curious Facts in the History of Insects; Including Spiders and Scorpions. » by Frank Cowan
  • They first parch and then pound it between two stones until it is reduced to a fine meal.
  • Extract from : « Historic Adventures » by Rupert S. Holland
  • But you can't come in here and take our water for your own use, to supplant us, to parch our stock.
  • Extract from : « The Heritage of the Desert » by Zane Grey
  • There was never a time when we did not have enough of corn, and plenty of wood with which to keep us warm and parch our corn.
  • Extract from : « From Manassas to Appomattox » by James Longstreet

Antonyms for parch

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