• WordNet 3.6
    • n desiccant a substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Desiccant Drying; desiccative.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • desiccant Drying; desiccating.
    • n desiccant A medicine or an application that dries the surface to which it is applied.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Desiccant drying: having the power of drying
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. desiccans, p. pr. of desiccare,. See Desiccate
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. desiccāre, -ātum, to dry up—de, and siccus, dry.


In literature:

That oil can be substituted for linseed oil, and has the further advantage of not desiccating so quickly.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Discomfort of the hotels was great enough; but, desiccated into the boarding-house can, it became simply unendurable.
"Four Years in Rebel Capitals" by T. C. DeLeon
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 nitrate beds are thus essentially a product of desiccation.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
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:

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 our second look at liquid desiccants this year, a veteran industry author and consultant reviews the technology and its application to difficult loads and environments.
Liquid desiccants may be among the most valuable HVAC technologies of this young millennium.
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.
Items Tagged with 'desiccant-enhanced evaporative air conditioner'.
Desiccant pouch placement made incredibly simple.
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.
Her letters to a friend paint a picture of dire poverty, desiccated soil, and long days with no sunshine.
Mars Flood Reign O'ver Me The Red Planet Mars, on the surface a desiccated desert, is showing increasing signs of a water-laden past and perhaps present.

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