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Today's word: desiccate
ˈdɛs ɪˌkeɪtdes·ic·cate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. arid, desiccate, desiccatedverb

    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

  2. dehydrate, desiccateverb

    preserve by removing all water and liquids from

    "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"

  3. dehydrate, desiccateverb

    remove water from

    "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"

  4. exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up, desiccateverb

    lose water or moisture

    "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"


  1. desiccateverb

    to dry

    Etymology: From desicco

  2. desiccateverb

    to preserve by drying

    Etymology: From desicco

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desiccateverb

    to dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit

    Etymology: [L. desiccatus, p. p. of desiccare to dry up; de- + siccare to dry, siccus dry. See Sack wine.]

  2. Desiccateverb

    to become dry

    Etymology: [L. desiccatus, p. p. of desiccare to dry up; de- + siccare to dry, siccus dry. See Sack wine.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Desiccate

    de-sik′āt, or des′i-kāt, v.t. to dry up.—v.i. to grow dry.—adjs. Desic′cant, Desic′cative, drying: having the power of drying.—n. an application that tends to dry up sores.—n. Desiccā′tion, the act of desiccating: state of being desiccated. [L. desiccāre, -ātum, to dry up—de, and siccus, dry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desiccate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desiccate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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