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DESICCATED

 Dictionary entry overview: What does desiccated mean? 

DESICCATED (adjective)
  The adjective DESICCATED has 3 senses:

1. thoroughly dried out
2. preserved by removing natural moisture
3. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

  Familiarity information: DESICCATED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DESICCATED (adjective)


Sense 1desiccated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Thoroughly dried out

Synonyms:

desiccated; dried-out

Context examples:

old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars / dried-out boards beginning to split

Similar:

dry (free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet)


Sense 2desiccated [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Preserved by removing natural moisture

Synonyms:

dehydrated; desiccated; dried

Context examples:

dried beef / dried fruit / dehydrated eggs / shredded and desiccated coconut meat

Similar:

preserved (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)


Sense 3desiccated [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)


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