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 formsdes·ic·ca·tion, noundes·ic·ca·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for desiccation
More frequently a desiccation of some of these products ensues, with permanent chronic inflammation.
The frosting may be incident to local climatic conditions at the time and place of desiccation.The North American Slime-Moulds|Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
But this desiccation hypothesis was not accepted by Playfair, who thought it much more likely that the land had risen.Fragments of Earth Lore|James Geikie
Always, then, when we succeed in preserving from putrefaction this animal part, the other parts will be disposed to desiccation.History of Embalming|J. N. Gannal
In older wounds they did their best to obtain union by cleansing, desiccation, and refreshing of the edges.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh