Desiccated
Desiccate Des"ic*cate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Desiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Desiccating}.] [L. desiccatus, p. p. of desiccare to dry up; de- + siccare to dry, siccus dry. See {Sack} wine.] To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit. [1913 Webster]

Bodies desiccated by heat or age. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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  • desiccated — 1670s, pp. adj. from DESICCATE (Cf. desiccate) …   Etymology dictionary

  • desiccated — from Latin siccus meaning ‘dry’, is spelt in this way, not dessicated …   Modern English usage

  • desiccated — [[t]de̱sɪkeɪtɪd[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n Desiccated things have lost all the moisture that was in them. [FORMAL] ...desiccated flowers and leaves. Syn: dehydrated 2) ADJ: ADJ n Desiccated food has been dried in order to preserve it. ...desiccated… …   English dictionary

  • desiccated — /ˈdɛsəkeɪtəd/ (say desuhkaytuhd) adjective 1. dehydrated or powdered: desiccated coconut; desiccated milk. 2. completely dried out: *Grant, wilting under the sun, walked a couple of hundred yards up the road until he came to a desiccated gum tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • desiccated — des|ic|cat|ed [ desı,keıtəd ] adjective 1. ) desiccated food has had all the water taken out of it in order to preserve it: desiccated coconut 2. ) LITERARY something that is desiccated is much drier than it should be …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • desiccated — UK [ˈdesɪˌkeɪtɪd] / US [ˈdesɪˌkeɪtəd] adjective 1) desiccated food has had all the water taken out of it in order to preserve it desiccated coconut 2) literary something that is desiccated is much drier than it should be …   English dictionary

  • desiccated — adjective 1. thoroughly dried out old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars dried out boards beginning to split • Syn: ↑dried out • Similar to: ↑dry 2. preserved by removing natural moisture dried beef …   Useful english dictionary

  • desiccated — des|ic|cat|ed [ˈdesıkeıtıd] adj technical 1.) desiccated food has been dried in order to preserve it 2.) completely dry ▪ desiccated soil …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • desiccated — /des i kay tid/, adj. dehydrated or powdered: desiccated coconut. [1670 80; DESICCATE + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • desiccated — adj. Desiccated is used with these nouns: ↑coconut …   Collocations dictionary

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