desiccation

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.

American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

desiccation des·ic·ca·tion (děs'ĭ-kā'shən)
n.
The process of being desiccated.


des'ic·ca'tive (-tĭv) adj.
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