Definition of Desiccation

1. Noun. Dryness resulting from the removal of water.

Exact synonyms: Dehydration
Generic synonyms: Dryness, Waterlessness, Xerotes
Derivative terms: Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Desiccate, Desiccate, Desiccate



2. Noun. The process of extracting moisture.
Exact synonyms: Dehydration, Drying Up, Evaporation
Generic synonyms: Extraction
Specialized synonyms: Freeze-drying, Lyophilisation, Lyophilization, Inspissation
Group relationships: Plastination
Derivative terms: Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Desiccate, Desiccate, Evaporate

Definition of Desiccation

1. n. The act of desiccating, or the state of being desiccated.

Definition of Desiccation

1. Noun. The state or process of being desiccated ¹

2. Noun. An act or occurrence of desiccating ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Desiccation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Desiccation

1. To dehydrate or remove water content. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desiccation

deshuffling
deshydraemia
desi
desialylated
desialylation
desiccant
desiccants
desiccate
desiccated
desiccated coconut
desiccated liver
desiccated pituitary
desiccatedly
desiccates
desiccating
desiccation (current term)
desiccations
desiccative
desiccator
desiccators
desiccatory
desiderable
desiderata
desiderate
desiderated
desiderates
desiderating
desideration
desiderations
desiderative

Literary usage of Desiccation

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1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1918)
"FURTHER RESULTS IN desiccation AND RESPIRATION OF ECHINOCACTUS ESMOND R. LONG (WITH ONE FIGURE) A description of the results of a series of ..."

2. Biological Bulletin by Marine Biological Laboratory (Woods Hole, Mass.) (1914)
"The ability of certain rotifers, 'tardigrades and nematode worms to withstand periods of desiccation has been a subject of investigation for many biologists ..."

3. Experimental Morphology by Charles Benedict Davenport (1899)
"for resisting desiccation is seen in the gemmules of sponges, aiid Bryozoa, the eggs of many animals, and the spores of many plants. ..."

4. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1913)
"Of the later electric methods which seem to have a tangible value are electric desiccation, fulguration, and thermo-radiotherapy. desiccation. ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1839)
"desiccation of the Umbilical Cord.—The desiccation of the umbilical cord and the time ... But the desiccation generally begins on the first or second day, ..."

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