(transitive) To remove moisture from; to dry.
(transitive) To dry, to desiccate, to dehydrate.
(transitive) To preserve by drying.
To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up.
To become dry; to dry up.
Having had moisture removed; dehydrated, dessicated.
A substance which has been dessicated, that is, had its moisture removed.
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.’;
To become dry.
preserve by removing all water and liquids from;
‘carry dehydrated food on your camping trip’;
remove water from;
‘All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me’;
lose water or moisture;
‘In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly’;
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’;
remove the moisture from (something), typically in order to preserve it
lacking interest, passion, or energy
‘a desiccated history of ideas’;