[ ek-si-keyt ]
/ ˈɛk sɪˌkeɪt /
verb (used with object), ex·sic·cat·ed, ex·sic·cat·ing.
to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance.
to dry up, as moisture.
verb (used without object), ex·sic·cat·ed, ex·sic·cat·ing.
to dry up.
Words nearby exsiccate
Origin of exsiccate
OTHER WORDS FROM exsiccateex·sic·ca·tion, nounex·sic·ca·tive, adjectiveex·sic·ca·tor, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for exsiccation
/ (ˈɛksɪˌkeɪt) /
to dry up; desiccate
Derived forms of exsiccateexsiccation, nounexsiccative, adjectiveexsiccator, noun
Word Origin for exsiccate
C15: from Latin exsiccāre, from siccus dry
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Medicine definitions for exsiccation (1 of 2)
[ ĕk′sĭ-kā′shən ]
The process of being dried up; desiccation.
Removal of water of crystallization.
Medicine definitions for exsiccation (2 of 2)
[ ĕk′sĭ-kāt′ ]
To dry up or cause to dry up; desiccate.
Other words from exsiccateex′sic•ca′tor n.
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