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desiccation

de suh kay shuhn

  • n  dryness resulting from the removal of water
  • n  the process of extracting moisture

  • Shocked at the quick desiccation of the wartime Army after the armistice of 1918, recalling the agonizing bloodletting of American doughboys who had gone to war ill prepared .
  • With eutrophication and desiccation of soil and water by fertilizers, detergents and you and me, our only hope is that the pragmatism of the democratic process will be directed .
  • The rotting crumble of soilagronomists call it "desiccation"athirst for rain, is sure to powder (unless water falls) and billow into clouds more dreadful than those which .
News & Articles

  • 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.
    Aug. 2, 2013 - Leesville Daily Leader
Quotes

  • Howard Taubman in San Jose Mercury News
    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...

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