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exsiccate

[ ek-si-keyt ]

verb (used with object)

, ex·sic·cat·ed, ex·sic·cat·ing.
  1. to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance.
  2. to dry up, as moisture.


verb (used without object)

, ex·sic·cat·ed, ex·sic·cat·ing.
  1. to dry up.

exsiccate

/ ˈɛksɪˌkeɪt /

verb

  1. to dry up; desiccate


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Derived Forms

  • ˌexsicˈcation, noun
  • ˈexsiccative, adjective
  • ˈexsicˌcator, noun
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Other Words From

  • exsic·cation noun
  • exsic·cative adjective
  • exsic·cator noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of exsiccate1

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin exsiccātus dried up, past participle of exsiccāre to dry up, equivalent to ex- ex- 1 + siccāre to dry, make dry; -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of exsiccate1

C15: from Latin exsiccāre, from siccus dry

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