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Borrowed from Middle French dessiccation, from Late Latin desiccatio, desiccationem, from Latin desicco.

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desiccation (countable and uncountable, plural desiccations)

  1. (uncountable) The state or process of being desiccated
  2. An act or occurrence of desiccating
    • 1968, M.W. Service, “The Ecology of the Immature Stages of Aedes detritus”, in Journal of Applied Ecology[1], volume 5, number 3:
      The most important mortality affecting the larval population was most probably caused by the repeated desiccations of the marsh in the summer.

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