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de suh kay tuhd

  • v  preserve by removing all water and liquids from
  • v  remove water from
  • v  lose water or moisture
  • s  thoroughly dried out
    old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars
  • s  preserved by removing natural moisture
    shredded and desiccated coconut meat
  • s  lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
    a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo

  • To most Americans, trucking desiccated Christmas trees to the dump marks the slow beginning of a new year.
  • The rest had viewed their homes as faades, papier-mach creations erected to cover a desiccated relationship, devoid of love between father and mother.
  • Sitting back in his easy chair, the octogenarian Premier runs his desiccated fingers through his long beard and confidently hopes for an overwhelming "electoral" victory.
News & Articles

  • 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.
    June 17, 2013 - Newswise

  • Paul Keating in The Canberra Times
    Only recently, Keating called John Howard a "little desiccated coconut".
  • Malcolm Turnbull in Daily Telegraph
    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.
  • Mohsin Hamid in TIME
    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...

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