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synonyms for parch

  • evaporate
  • scorch
  • sear
  • blister
  • brown
  • dehydrate
  • desiccate
  • exsiccate
  • shrivel
  • stale
  • wither
  • dry up
  • make thirsty
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antonyms for parch

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  • freeze
  • grow
  • moisten
  • wet
  • dampen
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How to use parch in a sentence

It is nonsensical to parch one's throat with thirst when a kindly Mahomedan is ready to offer pure water to drink.
THIRD CLASS IN INDIAN RAILWAYSMAHATMA GANDHI
They first parch and then pound it between two stones until it is reduced to a fine meal.
HISTORIC ADVENTURESRUPERT S. HOLLAND
What they gave me did rather parch and dry up my body, and made me probably worse than otherwise I might have been.
GEORGE FOXGEORGE FOX
She persuaded the women of the land to parch with fire the seed of the corn that their husbands sowed in the earth.
STORIES OF THE OLD WORLDALFRED JOHN CHURCH
You shall always blow in the hot, dry weather, and shall parch and shrivel all living things.
OLD DECCAN DAYSM. FRERE
Parch this rice in the drippings, stirring constantly until a golden brown.
STEVENSON MEMORIAL COOK BOOKVARIOUS
Envy so parch'd my blood, that had I seen A fellow man made joyous, thou hadst mark'd A livid paleness overspread my cheek.
THE VISION OF PURGATORY, COMPLETEDANTE ALIGHIERI
Thou art parch'd, Pains rack thy head, no urging would'st thou need To make thee lap Narcissus' mirror up.
THE VISION OF HELL, COMPLETEDANTE ALIGHIERI
The leaves would parch to a crisp and when the bread was removed it was a beautiful brown and unburned.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
When you come home to-night, White Cloud, bring some green rice to parch for supper.
TWO INDIAN CHILDREN OF LONG AGOFRANCES TAYLOR
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