Exsiccating
Exsiccate Ex"sic*cate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exsiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exsiccating}.] [L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • exsiccating — v. dry; become dry …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Exsiccate — Ex sic*cate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exsiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exsiccating}.] [L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. Sir T. Browne.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Exsiccated — Exsiccate Ex sic*cate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exsiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exsiccating}.] [L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. Sir T.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • exsiccate — exsiccation, n. exsiccative, adj. exsiccator, n. /ek si kayt /, v., exsiccated, exsiccating. v.t. 1. to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance. 2. to dry up, as moisture. v.i. 3. to dry up. [1375 1425; late ME < L exsic …   Universalium

  • parching — adj 1. drying, evaporating, dehydrating, exsiccating, desiccating; searing, withering, wilting, shriveling. 2. hot, heating, warm, warming; roasting, toasting, browning, baking …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • exsiccate — /ˈɛksəkeɪt/ (say eksuhkayt) verb (t) (exsiccated, exsiccating) 1. to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance. 2. to dry up, as moisture. {Latin exsiccātus, past participle} –exsiccation /ɛksəˈkeɪʃən/ (say eksuh kayshuhn), noun… …   Australian English dictionary

  • exsiccate — [ek′si kāt΄] vt., vi. exsiccated, exsiccating [ME exsiccaten < L exsiccatus, pp. of exsiccare, to make dry < ex , out + siccare, to dry < siccus, dry: see DESICCATE] to dry up exsiccation n …   English World dictionary

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