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parch in Nature topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishparchparch /pɑːtʃ $ pɑːrtʃ/ verb [transitive]  HBPDNif the sun or wind parches something, it makes it very dry→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
parchBetween the mounds the soil was parched.Her feet ached, her mouth was parched.Suddenly the South Lawn no longer looked stately and green, just hot and parched.Do the rays of the west sun parch a certain spot?Lack of rain has left acres and acres of parched fields.It seemed to parch his mouth as he gulped it down.My limbs fail, my mouth is parched, my hair is standing on end.His mouth was parched with expectation and from the whisky of the night before.