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- Rhymes: -ɑː(r)tʃt
parched (not comparable)
1818, Mary Shelley, chapter 8, in Frankenstein:
- I passed a night of unmingled wretchedness. In the morning I went to the court; my lips and throat were parched. I dared not ask the fatal question, but I was known, and the officer guessed the cause of my visit.
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