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Definition 1: lose water or moisture - [verb of change]

Samples where desiccate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly

Synonyms for desiccate in the sense of this definition

(desiccate is a kind of ...) remove the moisture from and make dry

"dry clothes" "dry hair"

Definition 2: preserve by removing all water and liquids from - [verb of change]

Samples where desiccate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • carry dehydrated food on your camping trip

Synonyms for desiccate in the sense of this definition

(desiccate is a kind of ...) prevent (food) from rotting

"preserved meats" "keep potatoes fresh"

Definition 3: remove water from - [verb of change]

Samples where desiccate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me

Synonyms for desiccate in the sense of this definition

(desiccate is a kind of ...) remove the moisture from and make dry

"dry clothes" "dry hair"

Definition 4: lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where desiccate or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata
  • a desiccate romance
  • a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery

Synonyms for desiccate in the sense of this definition

(desiccate is similar to ...) lacking in liveliness or animation

"he was so dull at parties" "a dull political campaign" "a large dull impassive man" "dull days with nothing to do" "how dull and dreary the world is" "fell back into one of her dull moods"

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