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v. t.1.variant spelling of desiccate.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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To dessicate the lesions, ethanol was used (ICON-Dry; DMG) for 30 s followed by air drying 7, 10.
Require a secondary dressing; cannot be used on third-degree burns; not recommended for minimally draining wounds (can dessicate these types of wounds); irrigation with saline is recommended for removal.
If, for example, all I know about a pressure ulcer is the stage, and I base my treatment decision to use an alginate on that information alone, I could possibly dessicate the wound bed by dehydrating it if there is no drainage.