He ascribed the desiccation to the gradual elevation of the western part of the country.
The aridness, the desiccation, the lifelessness of everything about was somehow shocking.
It preserves bodies well, but appears to favour their desiccation.
The physical disinfectants are sunlight, desiccation, and heat.
desiccation and immersion in liquids are the only means of preservation.
The nitrate beds are thus essentially a product of desiccation.
The desiccation of Central Asia is still going on, as is also probably the upheaval of a great part of the continent.
In fine, tanning is still a preparatory method for desiccation.
The desiderata are coolness and dryness, which should not be carried to the extent of freezing, nor of desiccation.
In older wounds they did their best to obtain union by cleansing, desiccation, and refreshing of the edges.
early 15c., from Middle French desiccation or directly from Late Latin desiccationem (nominative desiccatio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin desiccare "to make very dry," from de- "thoroughly" + siccare "to dry" (see siccative).
desiccation des·ic·ca·tion (děs'ĭ-kā'shən)
The process of being desiccated.
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.
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.