Definition of Desiccate

1. Verb. Preserve by removing all water and liquids from. "Carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"

Exact synonyms: Dehydrate
Generic synonyms: Keep, Preserve
Derivative terms: Dehydration, Dehydration, Desiccation, Desiccation



2. Adjective. Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless. "A prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"
Exact synonyms: Arid, Desiccated
Similar to: Dull

3. Verb. Remove water from. "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
Exact synonyms: Dehydrate
Generic synonyms: Dry, Dry Out
Derivative terms: Dehydration, Dehydration, Dehydration, Desiccation, Desiccation

4. Verb. Lose water or moisture. "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
Exact synonyms: Dehydrate, Dry Up, Exsiccate
Generic synonyms: Dry, Dry Out
Derivative terms: Dehydration, Dehydration, Dehydration, Desiccant, Desiccation
Antonyms: Hydrate

Definition of Desiccate

1. v. t. To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.

2. v. i. To become dry.

Definition of Desiccate

1. Verb. to dry ¹

2. Verb. to preserve by drying ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Desiccate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

Medical Definition of Desiccate

1. To lose or cause to lose moisture. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desiccate

deshielding
deshieldings
deshopper
deshoppers
deshopping
deshuffle
deshuffled
deshuffles
deshuffling
deshydraemia
desi
desialylated
desialylation
desiccant
desiccants
desiccate (current term)
desiccated
desiccated coconut
desiccated liver
desiccated pituitary
desiccatedly
desiccates
desiccating
desiccation
desiccations
desiccative
desiccator
desiccators
desiccatory
desiderable

Literary usage of Desiccate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Hermetic and Alchemical Writings of Aureolus Philippus Theophrastus by Paracelsus (1894)
"Pound these two together and imbibe with water of mercury ; desiccate, ... Strain through a cloth and desiccate. This elixir tinges Venus into Sol. ITEM. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1863)
"We thus obtain the fibrin, which we must wash, desiccate, and weigh. "The blood, thus defibrinated, is then put aside to serve for other operations. ..."

3. Representative Procedures in Quantitative Chemical Analysis by Frank Austin Gooch (1916)
"Add bromine water until it gives its color to the solution (to oxidize ferrous iron), evaporate the solution to dryness, and desiccate at 110 degrees. ..."

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