desiccate

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From Latin dēsiccō

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desiccate (third-person singular simple present desiccates, present participle desiccating, simple past and past participle desiccated)

  1. (transitive) to dry
    • Francis Bacon
      Bodies desiccated by heat or age.
  2. (transitive) to preserve by drying

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dēsiccāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēsiccō
Last modified on 8 April 2014, at 10:08