- to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance.
- to dry up, as moisture.
- to dry up.
Origin of exsiccate
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Lead sulphate is formed with evolution of heat; it is let cool under the exsiccator, and weighed as such.
The usual cooling in the exsiccator and weighing concludes the operation.
- to dry up; desiccate
C15: from Latin exsiccāre, from siccus dry
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- To dry up or cause to dry up; desiccate.
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