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Adjective: desiccate  'de-si,keyt
  1. Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
    "a desiccate romance";
    - arid, desiccated
Verb: desiccate  'de-si,keyt
  1. Preserve by removing all water and liquids from
    "carry desiccated food on your camping trip";
    - dehydrate
  2. Remove water from
    - dehydrate
  3. Lose water or moisture
    - exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up

Derived forms: desiccated, desiccating, desiccates

See also: dull, hebetudinous

Type of: dry, dry out, keep, preserve

Encyclopedia: Desiccate