dessicate
dessicate dessicate v. t. variant spelling of {desiccate}.

Syn: dehydrate, dry up, desicate. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dessicate — Remove the moisture from anything …   Combined glossary of agriculture

  • dehydrate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. dry [out], dessicate, evaporate. See dryness, preservation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dry, dessicate, parch, evaporate; see dry 1 , 2 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. dry, desiccate. IV (Roget s… …   English dictionary for students

  • desicate — v. t. variant spelling of {desiccate}. Syn: dehydrate, dry up, dessicate. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evolutionary trap — Evolutionary traps occur when rapid environmental change triggers organisms to make maladaptive behavioral decisions.cite journal |last=Schlaepfer |first=M.A. |authorlink= |coauthors=Runge, M.C. Sherman, P.W. |year=2002 |month= |title=Ecological… …   Wikipedia

  • parch — parchable, adj. parchedly /pahr chid lee, pahrcht /, adv. parchedness, n. parchingly, adv. /pahrch/, v.t. 1. to make extremely, excessively, or completely dry, as heat, sun, and wind do. 2. to make dry, hot, or thirsty: Walking in the sun parched …   Universalium

  • parch — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. dry [up], shrivel; roast, scorch. See dryness. Ant., moisten, humidify. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dessicate, dehydrate, dry up; see dry 1 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make or become free of… …   English dictionary for students

  • sear — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. sere, dry, arid, desiccated, waterless, dry as dust; barren, sterile, effete; yellow, pale, colorless. See dryness, uselessness. v. dry, dehydrate, dessicate; singe, burn, scorch; brand, cauterize;… …   English dictionary for students

  • de debitore in partes secando — For cutting a debtor into pieces. The ancient law of the twelve tables has been interpreted to mean that creditors might lawfully dessicate their debtor s body and divide the pieces proportionately to their claims. See 2 Bl Comm 472 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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