desiccation


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.desiccation - dryness resulting from the removal of water
dryness, waterlessness, xerotes - the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
2.desiccation - the process of extracting moisture
extraction - the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
freeze-drying, lyophilisation, lyophilization - a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
inspissation - the process of thickening by dehydration
plastination - a process involving fixation and dehydration and forced impregnation and hardening of biological tissues; water and lipids are replaced by curable polymers (silicone or epoxy or polyester) that are subsequently hardened; "the plastination of specimens is valuable for research and teaching"
Translations
건조

desiccation

[ˌdesɪˈkeɪʃən] Ndesecación f

desiccation

[ˌdɛsɪˈkeɪʃən] ndessiccation f

desiccation

nTrocknung f, → Trocknen nt
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