desiccate :

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de suh kayt

  • v  preserve by removing all water and liquids from
  • v  remove water from
  • v  lose water or moisture
  • s  lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
    a desiccate romance
    a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo

  • This year the monsoons have been scanty in the rice bowl of India; looks like the desiccated paddy will wilt and die.
  • Jean's plant had become so desiccated that she was able to use it as kindling in her fireplace.
  • Syllabus, addendum, flaccid, desiccate, accordion, surcingle, maraschino .

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