exsiccate

exsiccate

[ek-si-keyt]
verb (used with object), exsiccated, exsiccating.
1.
to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance.
2.
to dry up, as moisture.
verb (used without object), exsiccated, exsiccating.
3.
to dry up.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin exsiccātus dried up, past participle of exsiccāre, equivalent to ex- ex-1 + siccāre to dry, make dry; see -ate1

exsiccation, noun
exsiccative, adjective
exsiccator, noun
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exsiccate (ˈɛksɪˌkeɪt)
 
vb
to dry up; desiccate
 
[C15: from Latin exsiccāre, from siccus dry]
 
exsic'cation
 
n
 
'exsiccative
 
adj
 
'exsiccator
 
n

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exsiccate ex·sic·cate (ěk'sĭ-kāt')
v. ex·sic·cat·ed, ex·sic·cat·ing, ex·sic·cates
To dry up or cause to dry up; desiccate.


ex'sic·ca'tor n.
ex'sic·ca'tive adj.
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