HyperDic: desiccate

English > 4 senses of the word desiccate:
ADJECTIVEalldesiccate, arid, desiccatedlacking vitality or spirit
VERBchangedesiccate, dehydratepreserve by removing all water and liquids / liquids from
changedesiccate, dehydrateremove water from
changedesiccate, exsiccate, dehydrate, dry uplose water or moisture
desiccate > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'sahkeyt
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > desiccate: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking vitality or spirit; lifeless.
Examples
  • "a desiccate romance"
  • "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
Synonymsarid, desiccated
Broaderdulllacking in liveliness or animation
English > desiccate: 4 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningpreserve by removing all water and liquids / liquids from.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymdehydrate
Broaderpreserve, keepprevent (food) from rotting
Nounsdesiccationthe process of extracting moisture
desiccationdryness resulting from the removal of water
English > desiccate: 4 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningRemove water from.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdehydrate
Broaderdry, dry outRemove the moisture from and make dry
Spanishdeshidratar
Catalandeshidratar
Nounsdesiccationthe process of extracting moisture
desiccationdryness resulting from the removal of water
English > desiccate: 4 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningLose water or moisture.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s
Synonymsexsiccate, dehydrate, dry up
Entailed byfreeze-drypreserve by rapid freezing and subsequently drying in a vacuum
Broaderdry, dry outRemove the moisture from and make dry
OppositehydrateCause to be hydrated
Spanishdesecarse, desecar, deshidratarse, deshidratar
Catalandeshidratar-se, dessecar-se
Nounsdesiccanta substance that promotes drying (e.g., calcium oxide absorbs water and is used to remove moisture)
desiccationdryness resulting from the removal of water

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