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v. des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing, des·ic·cates
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).
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.
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1. (Cookery) any apparatus for drying milk, fruit, etc
2. (Chemistry) an airtight box or jar containing a desiccant, used to dry chemicals and protect them from the water vapour in the atmosphere
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The insect containing vials were placed in vacuumed desiccators and calculated volume of phosphine for each dose was injected through sterilized Hamilton syringe in their respective desiccator.
The samples were then stored in desiccators with their respective salt solutions at every relative humidity value.
After air-curing, the gauzes were placed on the bottom of the vacuum desiccators with 20 g sample of flue-cured tobacco leaf in each desiccator.
The tools used in this research i.e., porcelain bowls, desiccators, oven, the Bunsen-burner, furnace, flask, Erlenmeyer flask, Kjedahl flask, distillation apparatus, lipid beaker, Soxhlet tube.
Then the specimens were transferred to the desiccators containing silica gel, freshly dried for 2 hours at 20C.
The filtrate was kept in desiccators and allowed to cool at room temperature.
Following, they were dried again in the oven and immediately transferred to desiccators after awhile, Individual bones weighed and were burned about 7 hours in a furnace at temperature of 550[degrees]C.
Prior to experiments, all specimens were polished by 100, 200, 400, and 600 grades of emery paper, washed with distilled water, degreased with acetone, dried in air, and kept in desiccators. Analytical grade 1 M NaOH is prepared by the following method.
Available in several configurations, these economical modules provide fast, effective disinfection of glovebox isolators, pass-through chambers, desiccators and other enclosures.
When the cylinder became filled with gas, 5 ml gas was sucked out of it with the help of syringe and injected into a desiccators of known volume.