exsiccate

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Exsiccate \Ex"sic*cate\ (?; 277), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Exsiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exsiccating}.] [L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. --Sir T. Browne.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

exsiccate

verb

1: lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly" [syn: {exsiccate}, {dehydrate}, {dry up}, {desiccate}] [ant: {hydrate}]


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