"desiccate" in the verb sense
1. dehydrate, desiccate
preserve by removing all water and liquids from
"carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"
2. dehydrate, desiccate
remove water from
"All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
3. exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up, desiccate
lose water or moisture
"In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
"desiccate" in the adjective sense
1. arid, desiccate, desiccated
lacking vitality or spirit lifeless
"a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"
"a desiccate romance"
"a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
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