verb (used with object), des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing.
Origin of desiccate
Related Words for desiccatedry, dehydrate, sear, parch, evaporate, devitalize, drain, deplete, exsiccate, wither, divest, shrivel, wizen
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Historical Examples of desiccate
And aint I the owner of that news, and should I not desiccate it if I can?Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days
The effect of that would be to desiccate the human species in human conceit.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)
Another effect of the over heating of the stove is to desiccate or parch the air, and to render it irritating when breathed.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
To desiccate him in my laboratory with the quasi certainty of resuscitating him after the restoration of peace.The Man With The Broken Ear
Word Origin for desiccate
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.