Origin of desiccated
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 desiccateddry, dehydrate, sear, parch, evaporate, devitalize, drain, deplete, exsiccate, wither, divest, shrivel, wizen
Examples from the Web for desiccated
Contemporary Examples of desiccated
There were, though, other loves that belied the appearance of a desiccated, workaholic spinster.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
June 17, 2014
Historical Examples of desiccated
Everywhere there was the same torpor, the same wornout, desiccated life in death.Audrey Craven
A good brand of desiccated eggs is the solution of this problem.
They were not yet desiccated, but appeared as if freshly cut off from the bodies to which they belonged.The Tiger Hunter
Again the desiccated titter of Cousin Edith's mirth sounded.Rich Relatives
They had a desiccated look and were stuck worse than ever to the bottom.The Water Eater
Word Origin for desiccate
1670s, past participle adjective from 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.