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desiccate


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desiccate  \Des"ic*cate\  (?;  277),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p. 
  {Desiccated};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Desiccating}.]  [L.  desiccatus 
  p.  p.  of  desiccare  to  dry  up  de-  +  siccare  to  dry,  siccus 
  dry.  See  {Sack}  wine.] 
  To  dry  up  to  deprive  or  exhaust  of  moisture;  to  preserve  by 
  drying;  as  to  desiccate  fish  or  fruit. 
 
  Bodies  desiccated  by  heat  or  age.  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Desiccate  \Des"ic*cate\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  dry. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  desiccate 
  adj  :  lacking  vitality  or  spirit;  lifeless;  "a  technically  perfect 
  but  arid  performance  of  the  sonata";l  "a  desiccate 
  romance";  "a  prissy  and  emotionless  creature...settles 
  into  a  mold  of  desiccated  snobbery"-C.J.Rolo  [syn:  {arid}, 
  {desiccated}] 




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