desiccate


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des·ic·cate

 (dĕs′ĭ-kāt′)
v. des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing, des·ic·cates
v.tr.
1. To dry out thoroughly.
2. To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture. See Synonyms at dry.
3. To make dry, dull, or lifeless: "Stalinism desiccated the grassroots of urban government" (Timothy J. Colton).
v.intr.
To become dry; dry out.
adj. (also -kĭt)
Lacking spirit or animation; arid: "There was only the sun-bruised and desiccate feeling in his mind" (J.R. Salamanca).

[Latin dēsiccāre, dēsiccāt- : dē-, de- + siccāre, to dry up (from siccus, dry).]

des′ic·ca′tion n.
des′ic·ca′tive adj.
des′ic·ca′tor n.

desiccate

(ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪt)
vb
1. (Chemistry) (tr) to remove most of the water from (a substance or material); dehydrate
2. (Cookery) (tr) to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dry
3. (intr) to become dried up
[C16: from Latin dēsiccāre to dry up, from de- + siccāre to dry, from siccus dry]
ˌdesicˈcation n
ˈdesiccative adj

des•ic•cate

(ˈdɛs ɪˌkeɪt)

v. -cat•ed, -cat•ing. v.t.
1. to dry thoroughly; dry up.
2. to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dehydrate.
v.i.
3. to become thoroughly dried.
[1565–75; < Latin dēsiccātus dried up, past participle of dēsiccāre=- + siccāre, derivative of siccus dry]
des`ic•ca′tion, n.
des′ic•ca`tive, adj.
des′ic•ca`tor, n.

des·ic·cate

(dĕs′ĭ-kāt′)
To remove the moisture from something, or dry it thoroughly.

desiccate


Past participle: desiccated
Gerund: desiccating

Imperative
desiccate
desiccate
Present
I desiccate
you desiccate
he/she/it desiccates
we desiccate
you desiccate
they desiccate
Preterite
I desiccated
you desiccated
he/she/it desiccated
we desiccated
you desiccated
they desiccated
Present Continuous
I am desiccating
you are desiccating
he/she/it is desiccating
we are desiccating
you are desiccating
they are desiccating
Present Perfect
I have desiccated
you have desiccated
he/she/it has desiccated
we have desiccated
you have desiccated
they have desiccated
Past Continuous
I was desiccating
you were desiccating
he/she/it was desiccating
we were desiccating
you were desiccating
they were desiccating
Past Perfect
I had desiccated
you had desiccated
he/she/it had desiccated
we had desiccated
you had desiccated
they had desiccated
Future
I will desiccate
you will desiccate
he/she/it will desiccate
we will desiccate
you will desiccate
they will desiccate
Future Perfect
I will have desiccated
you will have desiccated
he/she/it will have desiccated
we will have desiccated
you will have desiccated
they will have desiccated
Future Continuous
I will be desiccating
you will be desiccating
he/she/it will be desiccating
we will be desiccating
you will be desiccating
they will be desiccating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desiccating
you have been desiccating
he/she/it has been desiccating
we have been desiccating
you have been desiccating
they have been desiccating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desiccating
you will have been desiccating
he/she/it will have been desiccating
we will have been desiccating
you will have been desiccating
they will have been desiccating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desiccating
you had been desiccating
he/she/it had been desiccating
we had been desiccating
you had been desiccating
they had been desiccating
Conditional
I would desiccate
you would desiccate
he/she/it would desiccate
we would desiccate
you would desiccate
they would desiccate
Past Conditional
I would have desiccated
you would have desiccated
he/she/it would have desiccated
we would have desiccated
you would have desiccated
they would have desiccated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desiccate - preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"
preserve, keep - prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"
2.desiccate - remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
dry, dry out - remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
3.desiccate - lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
dry, dry out - remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair"
Adj.1.desiccate - lacking vitality or spiritdesiccate - 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
dull - lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods"

desiccate

verb
1. To make or become free of moisture:
2. To make or become no longer active or productive:
Translations
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