V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. to remove moisture from something, especially in order to preserve it; 2. to drain of emotional or intellectual vitality, make lifeless or uninteresting
Synonyms: dehydrate, drain, evaporate, preserve, dry
Antonyms: moisten, enliven
Tips: Desiccate comes from the Latin word siccus, "dry." To desiccate something is to make it extremely dry or dried out. The related noun desiccant refers to something which desiccates something else.
The desiccated plants were restored to health after Jessica began watering them regularly. (dehydrated) adjective
Do not eat the packet of desiccant found in many bottles of vitamins; it is there to keep environmental moisture from degrading the quality of the pills, but can be toxic if swallowed. (drying agent) noun
My grandmother still likes to desiccate her own fruit and make preserves and jams each fall. (dehydrate, preserve)
The roofer said that the roof would have to desiccate completely after the rain, before he could fix the leak. (dry, drain)
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