desiccated

[des-i-key-tid]
adjective
dehydrated or powdered: desiccated coconut.

Origin:
1670–80; desiccate + -ed2

undesiccated, adjective
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desiccate

[des-i-keyt]
verb (used with object), desiccated, desiccating.
1.
to dry thoroughly; dry up.
2.
to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dehydrate.
verb (used without object), desiccated, desiccating.
3.
to become thoroughly dried or dried up.

Origin:
1565–75; < Latin dēsiccātus dried up, past participle of dēsiccāre, equivalent to dē- de- + siccāre, derivative of siccus dry; see -ate1

desiccation, noun
desiccative, adjective
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desiccate (ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
1.  (tr) to remove most of the water from (a substance or material); dehydrate
2.  (tr) to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dry
3.  (intr) to become dried up
 
[C16: from Latin dēsiccāre to dry up, from de- + siccāre to dry, from siccus dry]
 
desic'cation
 
n
 
'desiccative
 
adj

desiccated (ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪtɪd)
 
adj
1.  dehydrated and powdered: desiccated coconut
2.  lacking in spirit or animation

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desiccated
1670s, pp. adj. from desiccate.

desiccate
1570s, from L. desiccat-, pp. stem of desiccare "to make very dry" (see desiccation).
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Medical Dictionary

desiccate des·ic·cate (děs'ĭ-kāt')
v. des·ic·cat·ed, des·ic·cat·ing, des·ic·cates
To dry thoroughly; render free from moisture.

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desiccate   (děs'ĭ-kāt')  Pronunciation Key 
To remove the moisture from something or dry it thoroughly. ◇ A desiccator is a container that removes moisture from the air within it. ◇ A desiccator contains a desiccant, a substance that traps or absorbs water molecules. Some desiccants include silica gel (silicon dioxide), calcium sulfate (dehydrated gypsum), calcium oxide (calcined lime), synthetic molecular sieves (porous crystalline aluminosilicates), and dried clay.
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Example sentences
Her desiccated remains are covered with red pigment and bear tattoos of
  patterns and mythological figures.
Ranchers are staring at dry water holes and desiccated pasture, forcing them
  either to sell cattle or buy feed.
There were what appeared to be desiccated river systems.
After an arduous climb, they discovered scattered debris, along with a
  desiccated left arm and attached hand in the ice.
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