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Definitions of desiccate

  1. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To become dry. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Desiccative. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. To dry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. To dry thoroughly; dry up; preserve by taking the moisture from. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. Dessication. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Desiccation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  12. To dry up or out. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To dry thoroughly, as for preserving. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. To dry; to exhaust of moisture. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. To dry; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to become dry. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  16. de-sik'[=a]t, or des'i-k[=a]t, v.t. to dry up.--v.i. to grow dry.--adjs. DESIC'CANT, DESIC'CATIVE, drying: having the power of drying.--n. an application that tends to dry up sores.--n. DESICC[=A]'TION, the act of desiccating: state of being desiccated. [L. desicc[=a]re, -[=a]tum, to dry up--de, and siccus, dry.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  17. [Latin] To dry thoroughly; to free from moisture, especially from moisture normally present. na
  18. Dry, dry up, (esp. milk &c. for preservation). So desiccation, desiccator, nn., desiccative a. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary

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