Des"ic*cate Desiccating.] [L. desiccatus, p. p. of desiccare to dry up; de- + siccare to dry, siccus dry. See Sack wine.]

To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.

Bodies desiccated by heat or age. Bacon.


© Webster 1913.

Des"ic*cate, v. i.

To become dry.


© Webster 1913.

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