desiccation desiccation  /ˌdɛ sə ˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) dryness resulting from the removal of water
  2. (n) the process of extracting moisture

Usage(s):

  1. But others, responding to the challenge of desiccation, resolved to change their lives completely.
  2. Yuppies shuddered, bartenders flinched, lime futures tumbled and normally well-hydrated joggers faced desiccation rather than switch to Schweppes.
  3. But by means of Greene's great novelistic art, the powerful magic of a born and practiced fabulist, the reader is compelled to understand and share such desiccation of soul.

News

  • Spittle bugs odd-looking, but most not a problem

    From the name spittle, one knows what to look for — a spit-looking mass on vegetation. This frothy mass is excreted by yellow brown nymphs, mainly on grasses and ornamentals as defensive protection against predators and desiccation.
    on August 3, 2013     Source: Leesville Daily Leader

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Quotes

  • "Miss Dailey's Nettie is a luminous creation," Howard Taubman wrote in The New York Times. "She can suggest hurt and desiccation with a stricken glance. Wearing a plain hat and coat and holding her purse, she can turn to walk out of her...
    on Oct 6, 2008 By: Howard Taubman Source: San Jose Mercury News

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