desiccate desiccate  /ˈdɛ sə keɪt/


  1. (v) preserve by removing all water and liquids from
  2. (v) remove water from
  3. (v) lose water or moisture
  4. (adj) lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

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  1. This year the monsoons have been scanty in the rice bowl of India; looks like the desiccated paddy will wilt and die.
  2. Jean's plant had become so desiccated that she was able to use it as kindling in her fireplace.
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