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Overview of verb desiccate

The verb desiccate has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. dehydrate, desiccate

(preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip")

2. dehydrate, desiccate

(remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me")

3. exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up, desiccate

(lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly")

Overview of adj desiccated

The adj desiccated has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
1. desiccated, dried-out

(thoroughly dried out; "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars"; "dried-out boards beginning to split")

2. dried, dehydrated, desiccated

(preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat")

3. arid, desiccate, desiccated

(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"-C.J.Rolo) © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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