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Desiccate vs. Exsiccate

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Desiccateverb

(transitive) To remove moisture from; to dry.

Exsiccateverb

(transitive) To dry, to desiccate, to dehydrate.

Desiccateverb

(transitive) To preserve by drying.

Exsiccateverb

To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up.

Desiccateverb

To become dry; to dry up.

Desiccateadjective

Having had moisture removed; dehydrated, dessicated.

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Desiccatenoun

A substance which has been dessicated, that is, had its moisture removed.

Desiccateverb

To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.

‘Bodies desiccated by heat or age.’;

Desiccateverb

To become dry.

Desiccateverb

preserve by removing all water and liquids from;

‘carry dehydrated food on your camping trip’;

Desiccateverb

remove water from;

‘All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me’;

Desiccateverb

lose water or moisture;

‘In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly’;

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Desiccateadjective

lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless;

‘a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata’; ‘a desiccate romance’; ‘a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery’;

Desiccateverb

remove the moisture from (something), typically in order to preserve it

‘desiccated coconut’;

Desiccateverb

lacking interest, passion, or energy

‘a desiccated history of ideas’;

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