exsiccate
Pronunciation
  • (British, America) IPA: /ˈek.sɪ.keɪt/
Verb

exsiccate (exsiccates, present participle exsiccating; past and past participle exsiccated)

  1. (transitive) To dry, to desiccate, to dehydrate.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 147:
      The guinea hen, so nearly exsiccated a few days earlier, dangles limp once again, as wet as if it had been freshly slaughtered.
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