exsiccate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v exsiccate lose water or moisture "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Exsiccate To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • exsiccate To dry; remove moisture from by evaporation or absorption.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Exsiccate ek′si-kāt or ek-sik′- to dry up
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare, to dry up; ex, out + siccare, to make dry, siccus, dry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. exsiccāreex-, siccus, dry.

Usage

In literature:

Morbo Gallico laborantes, exponunt ad solem ut morbus exsiccent.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
It may now be expected that I should offer some opinion as to the antiquity and race of this singular exsiccation.
"A further contribution to the study of the mortuary customs of the North American Indians" by H. C. Yarrow
Associated Words: desiccator, exsiccator, desiccative, evaporator, kiln.
"Putnam's Word Book" by Louis A. Flemming
The usual cooling in the exsiccator and weighing concludes the operation.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 832, December 12, 1891" by Various
Equal parts of boric acid and exsiccated alum serve very well in such cases.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
In some parts the principal idol found in the caves was the mummied or exsiccated body of some former distinguished priest or chieftain.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
On August 13, 1878, I obtained letters patent for the exclusive right to use exsiccated ammonia alum in baking powders.
"Scientific American, Vol. XXXIX.--No. 24. [New Series.], December 14, 1878" by Various
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