V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: extremely thirsty or dry
Synonyms: dry, arid, burned, dehydrated, thirsty, withered, shriveled
Antonyms: hydrated, damp, fertile
Tips: Parched is believed to be from Middle English perishen, which means "to perish." Think about being so thirsty and dry, you feel like you'll perish if you don't get a drink of water.
The car broke down in the middle of a parched and dusty desert. (arid, dry)
After her workout, she felt parched because she hadn't had enough water. (thirsty)
My throat was so parched when I woke up in the morning that I drank a tall glass of water right away. (dry, dehydrated)
We were all parched after our long hike, so we stopped at a convenience store and bought a few bottles of water. (dehydrated, thirsty)
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