desiccation desiccation  /ˌdɛ sə ˈkeɪ ʃən/


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


  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.


  • 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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  • "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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