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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To dry up; dehydrate.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as a verb, listen here, it means: To dry up; dehydrate. Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Dried up.

Usage examples (35)
  • A charming little romance ... not desiccated and compressed within the pages of a book.
  • Finally, they shrink by as much as half as they desiccate naturally.
  • Not everyone believes the rain forests are fated to desiccate and die.
  • OM - To you whose wrathful body of psychic heat can desiccate Brahma - for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''desiccate" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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