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
Examples from the Web for desiccate
And aint I the owner of that news, and should I not desiccate it if I can?Molly Brown's Post-Graduate Days|Nell Speed
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|Arnold Cooley
The effect of that would be to desiccate the human species in human conceit.Marse Henry (Vol. 2)|Henry Watterson
To desiccate him in my laboratory with the quasi certainty of resuscitating him after the restoration of peace.The Man With The Broken Ear|Edmond About
British Dictionary definitions for desiccate
Word Origin for desiccate
Word Origin and History 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.