• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Desiccator A machine or apparatus for drying fruit, milk, etc., usually by the aid of heat; an evaporator.
    • Desiccator (Chem) A short glass jar fitted with an air-tight cover, and containing some desiccating agent, as sulphuric acid, phosphorus pentoxide, or calcium chloride, above which is supported on a perforated platform the material to be dried, or preserved from moisture.
    • Desiccator One who, or that which, desiccates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n desiccator One who or that which desiccates or dries. Specifically
    • n desiccator Same as exsiccator.
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In literature:

A faint, spiced odor of desiccation filled the bare walls.
"On the Frontier" by Bret Harte
Maybe the pursuit of glory has something desiccating in it.
"The Red Acorn" by John McElroy
If walnut bark or other plant parts are allowed to become desiccated, no toxicity may be found.
"Northern Nut Growers Association Thirty-Fourth Annual Report 1943" by Various
Desiccated and canned Vegetables.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
There's not enough water to waste any where on this desiccated pill called Mars.
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
Two cups sugar, one cup milk, one box desiccated cocoanut, small lump butter.
"The Community Cook Book" by Anonymous
The absence or presence of a truss of desiccated hay would produce differences as great as those here described.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
The bricks had not been burnt in a kiln but they had been subjected to a prolonged desiccation.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
Desiccated eggs vary a great deal in quality, according to material and process employed.
"Scouting For Girls, Official Handbook of the Girl Scouts" by Girl Scouts
Everywhere there was the same torpor, the same wornout, desiccated life in death.
"Audrey Craven" by May Sinclair
Last spring, in Spokane, a boy brought me a desiccated robin, whose feet were held together by a long thread hopelessly snarled.
"Ways of Nature" by John Burroughs
Fine Desiccated Cocoanut, Unsweetened.
"The Candy Maker's Guide" by Fletcher Manufacturing Company
Gradually this diminished body became smaller and smaller until it reached the present stage of desiccation.
"Trail Tales" by James David Gillilan
The Valley was dry, bone-dry and desiccated, and yet every hill, every gulch and wash and canyon, showed the action of torrential waters.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
Besides, there is desiccated egg in the shape of powder that is the real thing preserved.
"Jack Winters' Campmates" by Mark Overton
The frosting may be incident to local climatic conditions at the time and place of desiccation.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
After ignition, it is allowed to cool in a desiccator and then weighed.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Thorough desiccation is essential in order to prevent subsequent mouldiness or disease of the grain.
"The Bacillus of Long Life" by Loudon Douglas
Alive or dead, the gunk was the most powerful desiccant I'd ever heard of.
"The Water Eater" by Win Marks
They had dropped chunks of it in acid vats and covered other chunks with desiccants and alkalis.
"Contamination Crew" by Alan Edward Nourse

In news:

Fortunately, filter breathers that incorporate moisture-adsorbing desiccant provide a simple and inexpensive way to keep dirt and water out of reservoirs.
There's no Casio, no attempt to lure you into a big splurge featuring bad caviar, free-flowing vodka, and endless courses of desiccated smoked fish and imitation French cuisine.
Items Tagged with ' desiccant -enhanced evaporative air conditioner'.
Tech Dry is a high-quality drying agent ( desiccant ) primarily used to dry piglets quickly after birth to reduce chilling.
Desiccant pouch placement made incredibly simple.
Deter Difficulties with Desiccant Dryers.
In addition to inserting canisters or pouches into rigid bottles, the equipment can be adapted to dispense desiccants and oxygen absorbers into various packaging solutions, including medical diagnostic kits and medical devices.
Desiccant dehumidification for surgical rooms.
Kaeser Blower Purge desiccant dryers and Exhaust Purge desiccant dryers use a heated regeneration method to produce high quality air and dew points as low as -40.
Munters Dehumidification Division's IceDry desiccant dehumidifier is used to reduce or prevent ice and frost in cold storage areas with temperatures as low as -30.
Items Tagged with 'desiccant-enhanced evaporative air conditioner'.
Desiccant pouch placement made incredibly simple.
3 cups desiccated coconut 3 egg whites 3/4 cup caster sugar Cocoa, for dusting.
DesiShield is fabricated with advanced desiccating technology to meet the packaging challenges associated with moisture sensitive devices and diagnostic products.
Valer Austin, a Manhattan society girl living on acres of desiccated, left-for-dead earth in the Southwest rolls up her sleeves and does the miraculous.

In science:

One of the possible system for application of the model is desiccated aqueous solution of albumen.
Dimer percolation and jamming on simple cubic lattice