how to pronounce parch


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parch is pronounced in one syllable

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meanings of parch


  1. To boil something slowly (Still used in Lancashire in parched peas, a type of mushy peas).
  2. To dry to extremity; to shrivel with heat. The patient's mouth is parched from fever.
  3. To burn the surface of, to scorch.
  4. To become superficially burnt; be become sunburned.
  5. To make very thirsty. We're parched, hon. Could you send up an ale from the cooler?.
  6. To roast, as dry grain.


  1. The condition of being parched.

parch frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word parch occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics parch can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that parch can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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