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
Example sentences 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