Dried out by heat or excessive exposure to sunlight. Synonyms:adust, baked, parched, scorched."Land lying baked in the heat" , "Parched soil" , "The earth was scorched and bare" , "Sunbaked salt flats"
Baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned.
... ditch means. Just imagine it! Water, all you can use and running to waste; water spilling over in this sage-brush desert. Doesn't it spell oasis? Think of it! Grass and flowers and shade in place of this sunbaked sand and alkali." ... — The Rim of the Desert • Ada Woodruff Anderson
... range to the preserve where he could assemble a punitive force to deal with the outlaws. So they began an upward climb which took them away from the dank heat of the lowlands, into the parched blaze of the sunbaked ledges above. ... — Voodoo Planet • Andrew North