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desiccate

des·ic·cate

desiccate

 
 
pronunciation:
de sih keIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: desiccated, desiccates, desiccating
definition 1: to eliminate the moisture in; dry up.
The recently cut logs are placed near the fireplace to desiccate them.
similar words:
evaporate
definition 2: to remove the moisture in (food) so as to preserve it.
The fish is desiccated and later used as stock for soups.
similar words:
evaporate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to lose all moisture; become dried up.
derivations: desiccative (adj.), desiccation (n.)