- dehydrated or powdered: desiccated coconut.
Origin of desiccated
- to dry thoroughly; dry up.
- to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dehydrate.
- to become thoroughly dried or dried up.
Origin of desiccate
Examples from the Web for 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
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
- dehydrated and powdereddesiccated coconut
- lacking in spirit or animation
- (tr) to remove most of the water from (a substance or material); dehydrate
- (tr) to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dry
- (intr) to become dried up
Word Origin and History for desiccated
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.
- To dry thoroughly; render free from moisture.
- To remove the moisture from something or dry it thoroughly.♦ A desiccator is a container that removes moisture from the air within it.♦ A desiccator contains a desiccant, a substance that traps or absorbs water molecules. Some desiccants include silica gel (silicon dioxide), calcium sulfate (dehydrated gypsum), calcium oxide (calcined lime), synthetic molecular sieves (porous crystalline aluminosilicates), and dried clay.