Desiccate meaning

dĕs'ĭ-kāt'
To dry out thoroughly.
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To desiccate is defined as to dry, or to preserve a food.

An example of desiccate is slice a banana and put in a food dehydrator.

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To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture.
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To make dry, dull, or lifeless.
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To become dry; dry out.
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Lacking spirit or animation; arid.
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To dry completely.
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To preserve (food) by drying.
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To become completely dry.
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To dry.
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To preserve by drying.
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To remove the moisture from something or dry it thoroughly. &diamf3; A desiccator is a container that removes moisture from the air within it. &diamf3; A desiccator contains a desiccant, a substance that traps or absorbs water molecules. Some desiccants include silica gel (silicon dioxide), calcium sulfate (dehydrated gypsum), calcium oxide (calcined lime), synthetic molecular sieves (porous crystalline aluminosilicates), and dried clay.
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Origin of desiccate

  • Latin dēsiccāre dēsiccāt- dē- de- siccāre to dry up (from siccus dry)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin dēsiccō
    From Wiktionary