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exsiccate

[ ek-si-keyt ]
/ 藞蓻k s瑟藢ke瑟t /
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verb (used with object), ex路sic路cat路ed, ex路sic路cat路ing.
to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance.
to dry up, as moisture.
verb (used without object), ex路sic路cat路ed, ex路sic路cat路ing.
to dry up.
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Origin of exsiccate

1375鈥1425; late Middle English <Latin exsicc膩tus dried up, past participle of exsicc膩re, equivalent to ex-ex-1 + sicc膩re to dry, make dry; see -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM exsiccate

ex路sic路ca路tion, nounex路sic路ca路tive, adjectiveex路sic路ca路tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exsiccate

exsiccate
/ (藞蓻ks瑟藢ke瑟t) /

verb
to dry up; desiccate

Derived forms of exsiccate

exsiccation, nounexsiccative, adjectiveexsiccator, noun

Word Origin for exsiccate

C15: from Latin exsicc膩re, from siccus dry
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Medical definitions for exsiccate

exsiccate
[ 臅ks沫-k膩t鈥 ]

v.
To dry up or cause to dry up; desiccate.

Other words from exsiccate

exsic鈥a鈥瞭or n.
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