desiccate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dēsiccō, dēssicātus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈdɛs.ɪ.keɪt/
  • Hyphenation: des‧ic‧cate

Verb[edit]

desiccate (third-person singular simple present desiccates, present participle desiccating, simple past and past participle desiccated)

  1. (transitive) to dry
    • Francis Bacon
      bodies desiccated by heat or age
  2. (transitive) to preserve by drying

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Verb[edit]

dēsiccāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēsiccō