exsiccate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin exsiccare, from ex- + siccus ‎(dry).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

exsiccate ‎(third-person singular simple present exsiccates, present participle exsiccating, simple past and past participle exsiccated)

  1. To dry, to desiccate, to dehydrate.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 147:
      The guinea hen, so nearly exsiccated a few days earlier, dangles limp once again, as wet as if it had been freshly slaughtered.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

exsiccāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of exsiccō