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Noun: desiccation  ,de-si'key-shun
  1. Dryness resulting from the removal of water
    - dehydration
  2. The process of extracting moisture
    - dehydration, drying up, evaporation

Derived forms: desiccations

Type of: dryness, extraction, waterlessness, xerotes

Part of: plastination

Encyclopedia: Desiccation