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Definition of desiccate:

  1. Desiccative.
  2. To become dry.
  3. To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.
  4. To dry.

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exsiccate, desiccated, scorch, castrate, dried-out, waterless, dehydrated, mummify, enervate, sear, dull, lobotomize, continue, dry up, dampen, arid, geld, dehydrate, damp, play out, give out, preserve, run out, petrify, devitalize, deaden, dried, deplete.

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