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From dē- (of; from, away from) +‎ siccō (dry up).



dēsiccō (present infinitive dēsiccāre, perfect active dēsiccāvī, supine dēsiccātum); first conjugation

  1. (transitive) I dry up, drain dry, desiccate.


  • Note: perfect forms are rare.
   Conjugation of desicco (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsiccō dēsiccās dēsiccat dēsiccāmus dēsiccātis dēsiccant
imperfect dēsiccābam dēsiccābās dēsiccābat dēsiccābāmus dēsiccābātis dēsiccābant
future dēsiccābō dēsiccābis dēsiccābit dēsiccābimus dēsiccābitis dēsiccābunt
perfect dēsiccāvī dēsiccāvistī dēsiccāvit dēsiccāvimus dēsiccāvistis dēsiccāvērunt, dēsiccāvēre
pluperfect dēsiccāveram dēsiccāverās dēsiccāverat dēsiccāverāmus dēsiccāverātis dēsiccāverant
future perfect dēsiccāverō dēsiccāveris dēsiccāverit dēsiccāverimus dēsiccāveritis dēsiccāverint
passive present dēsiccor dēsiccāris, dēsiccāre dēsiccātur dēsiccāmur dēsiccāminī dēsiccantur
imperfect dēsiccābar dēsiccābāris, dēsiccābāre dēsiccābātur dēsiccābāmur dēsiccābāminī dēsiccābantur
future dēsiccābor dēsiccāberis, dēsiccābere dēsiccābitur dēsiccābimur dēsiccābiminī dēsiccābuntur
perfect dēsiccātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect dēsiccātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect dēsiccātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsiccem dēsiccēs dēsiccet dēsiccēmus dēsiccētis dēsiccent
imperfect dēsiccārem dēsiccārēs dēsiccāret dēsiccārēmus dēsiccārētis dēsiccārent
perfect dēsiccāverim dēsiccāverīs dēsiccāverit dēsiccāverīmus dēsiccāverītis dēsiccāverint
pluperfect dēsiccāvissem dēsiccāvissēs dēsiccāvisset dēsiccāvissēmus dēsiccāvissētis dēsiccāvissent
passive present dēsiccer dēsiccēris, dēsiccēre dēsiccētur dēsiccēmur dēsiccēminī dēsiccentur
imperfect dēsiccārer dēsiccārēris, dēsiccārēre dēsiccārētur dēsiccārēmur dēsiccārēminī dēsiccārentur
perfect dēsiccātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect dēsiccātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present dēsiccā dēsiccāte
future dēsiccātō dēsiccātō dēsiccātōte dēsiccantō
passive present dēsiccāre dēsiccāminī
future dēsiccātor dēsiccātor dēsiccantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives dēsiccāre dēsiccāvisse dēsiccātūrus esse dēsiccārī dēsiccātus esse dēsiccātum īrī
participles dēsiccāns dēsiccātūrus dēsiccātus dēsiccandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
nominative genitive dative/ablative accusative accusative ablative
dēsiccāre dēsiccandī dēsiccandō dēsiccandum dēsiccātum dēsiccātū


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