Synonyms for parched

Grammar : Adj
Spell : pahrch
Phonetic Transcription : pɑrtʃ

Top 10 synonyms for parched Other synonyms for the word parched

Définition of parched

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.
  • adj dry
Example sentences :
  • With parched throats, gasping for breath, they lay back in agony.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • The canteens were soon emptied, and still their lips and throats were parched.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Dick's throat and mouth were parched, and he felt as if he were breathing fire.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • "I can tell you nothing," he said, moistening his parched lips.
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr
  • It was like a brook overflowing after a rainstorm when the soil is parched.
  • Extract from : « L'Assommoir » by Emile Zola
  • That night sleep forsook his eyelids, and his mouth was parched and his spirit bitter.
  • Extract from : « The Scapegoat » by Hall Caine
  • His throat was parched, his eyelids were twitching, and his temples were beating like drums.
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • Her brow was hot and throbbing, and her lips were parched and feverish.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • It allays a feverish thirst, that had parched me for many days.
  • Extract from : « Masterpieces of Mystery » by Various
  • A fever seemed to be upon her, and mouth and throat were parched.
  • Extract from : « The Hound From The North » by Ridgwell Cullum

Antonyms for parched

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