desiccation

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From Middle French dessiccation.

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desiccation (plural desiccations)

  1. (uncountable) The state or process of being desiccated
  2. An act or occurrence of desiccating
    • 1968, M.W. Service, “The Ecology of the Immature Stages of Aedes detritus[1], Journal of Applied Ecology, volume 5, number 3: 
      The most important mortality affecting the larval population was most probably caused by the repeated desiccations of the marsh in the summer.

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