desiccate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To dry up thoroughly.
    • To preserve (meals) by eliminating the moisture. See Synonyms at dried out.
    • which will make dried out, dull, or lifeless.
    • To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to protect by drying.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To become dried out; dry out.
    • In order to become dried out.
  • adjective:
    • Lacking spirit or animation; arid: "There was only the sun-bruised and desiccate feeling in his mind” ( J.R. Salamanca).
    • lacking vigor or nature; lifeless
  • verb:
    • to dried out
    • to preserve by drying
    • drop liquid or dampness
    • protect by eliminating all water and fluids from
    • remove water from
  • others:
    • To dry; deprive of moisture; expel dampness from; specially, to bring to a thoroughly dried out state for preservation, as types of meals.
    • To become dry.
    • Dry; dried out.

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