verb (used with object), des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing.
verb (used without object), des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing.
Words nearby desiccate
Origin of desiccate
OTHER WORDS FROM desiccatedes·ic·ca·tion, noundes·ic·ca·tive, adjective
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