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exsiccate

[ek-si-keyt]
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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.
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verb (used without object), ex·sic·cat·ed, ex·sic·cat·ing.
  1. to dry up.
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Origin of exsiccate

1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin exsiccātus dried up, past participle of exsiccāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + siccāre to dry, make dry; see -ate1
Related formsex·sic·ca·tion, nounex·sic·ca·tive, adjectiveex·sic·ca·tor, noun
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Related Words for exsiccate

desiccate, dehydrate, parch, evaporate

British Dictionary definitions for exsiccate

exsiccate

verb
  1. to dry up; desiccate
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Derived Formsexsiccation, nounexsiccative, adjectiveexsiccator, noun

Word Origin for exsiccate

C15: from Latin exsiccāre, from siccus dry
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exsiccate in Medicine

exsiccate

(ĕksĭ-kāt′)
v.
  1. To dry up or cause to dry up; desiccate.
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Related formsexsic•ca′tor n.
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