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parched (adj) very dry because of hot weather.

A parched area is an area which is very dry because of the very hot weather. You cannot get a single drop of water in parched land. Your lips are parched if because of hot weather, they are dry and you are very thirsty. Your throat is parched if because of thirst your throat is dry.

  • With the river drying up every summer the area along its branches are parched. You cannot find water for miles around.
  • She kept looking for water in the hot sun, smacking her parched lips. The lips had gone dry and she was still hopeful of finding a little drinking water.
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