Desiccate

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Desiccate — Des ic*cate, v. i. To become dry. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 desiccate — 1570s (pp. adj. desicatt is attested from early 15c.), from L. desiccatus, pp. of desiccare to make very dry (see DESICCATION (Cf. desiccation)). Related: Desiccated; desiccating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 desiccate — vb *dry, dehydrate, parch, bake …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 desiccate — [v] take moisture out of anhydrate, dehydrate, deplete, devitalize, divest, drain, dry, dry up, evaporate, exsiccate, parch, sear, shrivel, wither, wizen; concepts 137,250 Ant. moisten, moisturize, wet …

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  • 6 desiccate — ► VERB (usu. desiccated) ▪ remove the moisture from. DERIVATIVES desiccation noun. ORIGIN Latin desiccare make thoroughly dry …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 desiccate — [des′i kāt΄] vt. desiccated, desiccating [< L desiccatus, pp. of desiccare, to dry up completely < de , intens. + siccare, to dry < siccus, dry < IE base * seikw , to drip, pour out > OE seon, to trickle, sic, small stream] 1. to… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Desiccate — To remove the moisture from a thing that normally contains moisture, such as a plant; to dry out completely; to preserve by drying. The process of desiccating a thing is called desiccation; an agent used to bring about desiccation is called a… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 desiccate — verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Latin desiccatus, past participle of desiccare to dry up, from de + siccare to dry, from siccus dry more at sack Date: 1575 transitive verb 1. to dry up 2. to preserve (a food) by drying …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 10 desiccate — v. [L. desiccare, to dry up] To dry up; a process of preserving …

    Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • 11 desiccate — desiccation, n. desiccative, adj. /des i kayt /, v., desiccated, desiccating. v.t. 1. to dry thoroughly; dry up. 2. to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dehydrate. v.i. 3. to become thoroughly dried or dried up. [1565 75; < L de …

    Universalium

  • 12 desiccate — verb /ˈdɛs.ɪ.keɪt/ a) to dry b) to preserve by drying Syn: dehydrate, parch Ant: moisten, moisturize, w …

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  • 13 desiccate — Synonyms and related words: air dry, anhydrate, bake, blast freeze, blot, brine, brush, burn, corn, cure, decay, dehumidify, dehydrate, deplete, devitalize, diminish, divest, drain, droop, dry, dry up, dry cure, dry salt, embalm, evaporate,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 desiccate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. dry up, wither; dehydrate. See dryness. Ant., moisten, water. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To dry] Syn. dry up, parch, exsiccate, drain; see dry 2 . 2. [To preserve] Syn. dehydrate, anhydrate, evaporate,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 desiccate — see SACK …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 desiccate —   …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 17 desiccate — des·ic·cate || desɪkeɪt v. dry up, dry out, remove all moisture; preserve food by drying, dehydrate; remove or drain emotional vigor …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 desiccate — [ dɛsɪkeɪt] verb remove the moisture from. Derivatives desiccator noun desiccation noun desiccative adjective Origin C16 (earlier (ME) as desiccation): from L. desiccat , desiccare make thoroughly dry …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 desiccate — v. a. Dry, exsiccate, dry up, make dry …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 desiccate — verb (T) formal to remove all the water from something desiccation / desifi keISFn/ noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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