exsiccative


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ex·sic·cate

 (ĕk′sĭ-kāt′)
intr. & tr.v. ex·sic·cat·ed, ex·sic·cat·ing, ex·sic·cates
To dry up or cause to dry up.

[Middle English exsiccaten, from Latin exsiccāre, exsiccāt- : ex-, ex- + siccāre, to dry (from siccus, dry).]

ex′sic·ca′tion n.
ex′sic·ca′tive adj.
ex′sic·ca′tor n.