desiccated desiccated  /ˈdɛ sə keɪ təd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) thoroughly dried out
  2. (adj) preserved by removing natural moisture
  3. (adj) lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

Usage(s):

  1. To most Americans, trucking desiccated Christmas trees to the dump marks the slow beginning of a new year.
  2. The rest had viewed their homes as faades, papier-mach creations erected to cover a desiccated relationship, devoid of love between father and mother.
  3. Despite the caps of ice in Mars' polar regions and the deposits of ice thought to lie beneath the soil, the planet is a desiccated place.

News

  • Animal Thyroid Extract as Effective as T4 in Treating Hypothyroidism

    Desiccated thyroid extract (DTE), derived from crushed preparations of animal thyroid glands, is a safe and effective alternative to standard T4 therapy in hypothyroid patients, a new study finds. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Newswise

Quotes

  1. Only recently, Keating called John Howard a "little desiccated coconut".
    on May 9, 2007 By: Paul Keating Source: The Canberra Times

  2. "Every day when pensioners pull muscles and crack backs lugging heavy buckets to water their gardens in Brisbane and they look to their dry desiccated lawns and their dead roses, they remember the Leader of the Opposition," Mr Turnbull said.
    on Feb 6, 2007 By: Malcolm Turnbull Source: Daily Telegraph

  3. In an essay in Hanging Fire, Pakistani novelist and TIME contributor Mohsin Hamid, who had friends who went to NCA in the 1990s, writes: "The place was a microcosm of Pakistan, but of a creative Pakistan, an alternative to the desiccated Pakistan...
    on Dec 30, 2009 By: Mohsin Hamid Source: TIME

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