desiccate

[ des-i-keyt ]SEE DEFINITION OF desiccate

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESICCATE

And aint I the owner of that news, and should I not desiccate it if I can?

The effect of that would be to desiccate the human species in human conceit.

Another effect of the over heating of the stove is to desiccate or parch the air, and to render it irritating when breathed.

To desiccate him in my laboratory with the quasi certainty of resuscitating him after the restoration of peace.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s (past participle adjective desicatt is attested from early 15c.), from Latin desiccatus, past participle of desiccare "to make very dry" (see desiccation). Related: Desiccated; desiccating.

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