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Adjective: desiccated  'de-si,key-tid
  1. Thoroughly dried out
    "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars";
    - dried-out
  2. Preserved by removing natural moisture
    "shredded and desiccated coconut meat";
    - dried, dehydrated
  3. Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
    "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mould of desiccated snobbery";
    - arid, desiccate
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

See also: dry, dull, hebetudinous [rare], preserved

Type of: dry, dry out, keep, preserve

Encyclopedia: Desiccated