Exsiccative
Exsiccative Ex*sic"ca*tive, a. Tending to make dry; having the power of drying. [1913 Webster]

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  • exsiccative — See exsiccation. * * * …   Universalium

  • exsiccative — exsiccˈative (or /ekˈsi kāt /) adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑exsiccate …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • drier — Synonyms and related words: air brush, art paper, brush, camera lucida, camera obscura, canvas, chalk, charcoal, chromogen, clothes drier, coat, coat of paint, coating, color, color filter, color gelatin, colorant, coloring, crayon, dead color,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • drying — Synonyms and related words: Sanforizing, air drying, anhydration, atrophy, attenuation, blast freezing, bottling, brining, canning, consumption, corning, curing, dehumidification, dehydrating, dehydration, desiccant, desiccation, desiccative,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • 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 —   v.t. desiccate.    ♦ exsiccation,    ♦ exsiccator, n.    ♦ exsiccative, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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