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DESICCATE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does desiccate mean? 

DESICCATE (adjective)
  The adjective DESICCATE has 1 sense:

1. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

  Familiarity information: DESICCATE used as an adjective is very rare.


DESICCATE (verb)
  The verb DESICCATE has 3 senses:

1. preserve by removing all water and liquids from
2. remove water from
3. lose water or moisture

  Familiarity information: DESICCATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DESICCATE (adjective)


Sense 1desiccate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

Synonyms:

desiccate; arid; desiccated

Context examples:

a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata / a desiccate romance / a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery

Similar:

dull (lacking in liveliness or animation)


DESICCATE (verb)


Sense 1desiccate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preserve by removing all water and liquids from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dehydrate; desiccate

Context example:

carry dehydrated food on your camping trip

Hypernyms (to "desiccate" is one way to...):

keep; preserve (prevent (food) from rotting)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2desiccate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove water from

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

desiccate; dehydrate

Context example:

All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me

Hypernyms (to "desiccate" is one way to...):

dry; dry out (remove the moisture from and make dry)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3desiccate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lose water or moisture

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

dry up; exsiccate; dehydrate; desiccate

Context example:

In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly

Hypernyms (to "desiccate" is one way to...):

dry; dry out (remove the moisture from and make dry)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Somebody ----s


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