exsiccate

  • 1 Exsiccate — Ex sic*cate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exsiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exsiccating}.] [L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. Sir T. Browne.… …

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  • 2 exsiccate — [ek′si kāt΄] vt., vi. exsiccated, exsiccating [ME exsiccaten < L exsiccatus, pp. of exsiccare, to make dry < ex , out + siccare, to dry < siccus, dry: see DESICCATE] to dry up exsiccation n …

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  • 3 exsiccate — transitive verb ( cated; cating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin exsiccatus, past participle of exsiccare, from ex + siccare to dry, from siccus dry more at sack Date: 15th century to remove moisture from ; dry • exsiccation noun …

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  • 4 exsiccate — exsiccation, n. exsiccative, adj. exsiccator, n. /ek si kayt /, v., exsiccated, exsiccating. v.t. 1. to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance. 2. to dry up, as moisture. v.i. 3. to dry up. [1375 1425; late ME < L exsic …

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  • 5 exsiccate — verb /ˈek.sɪ.keɪt/lang=en to dry, to desiccate, to dehydrate …

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  • 6 exsiccate — SYN: desiccate. * * * ex·sic·cate ek si .kāt vt, cat·ed; cat·ing to remove moisture from: DRY <exsiccated magnesium sulfate> ex·sic·ca·tion .ek si kā shən n * * * ex·sic·cate (ekґsĭ kāt) desiccate …

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  • 7 exsiccate — (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To make or become free of moisture: dehydrate, desiccate, dry (out), parch. See DRY …

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  • 8 exsiccate — v. dry; become dry …

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  • 9 exsiccate — v. a. Dry, desiccate, make dry, dry up …

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  • 10 exsiccate — ex·sic·cate …

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  • 11 exsiccate — ex•sic•cate [[t]ˈɛk sɪˌkeɪt[/t]] v. t. cat•ed, cat•ing to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance • Etymology: 1375–1425; late ME < L exsiccātus, ptp. of exsiccāre to dry up ex sic•ca′tion, n …

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  • 12 exsiccate — /ˈɛksəkeɪt/ (say eksuhkayt) verb (t) (exsiccated, exsiccating) 1. to dry or remove the moisture from, as a substance. 2. to dry up, as moisture. {Latin exsiccātus, past participle} –exsiccation /ɛksəˈkeɪʃən/ (say eksuh kayshuhn), noun… …

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  • 13 exsiccate —   v.t. desiccate.    ♦ exsiccation,    ♦ exsiccator, n.    ♦ exsiccative, a …

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  • 14 exsiccate — verb lose water or moisture In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly • Syn: ↑dehydrate, ↑dry up, ↑desiccate • Ant: ↑hydrate (for: ↑dehydrate) …

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  • 15 Exsiccated — Exsiccate Ex sic*cate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exsiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exsiccating}.] [L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. Sir T.… …

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  • 16 Exsiccating — Exsiccate Ex sic*cate (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Exsiccated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Exsiccating}.] [L. exsiccatus, p. p. of exsiccare to dry up; ex out + siccare to make dry, siccus dry.] To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up. Sir T.… …

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  • 17 desiccate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. dry up, wither; dehydrate. See dryness. Ant., moisten, water. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To dry] Syn. dry up, parch, exsiccate, drain; see dry 2 . 2. [To preserve] Syn. dehydrate, anhydrate, evaporate,… …

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  • 18 dry — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. arid, thirsty (see dryness); barren, sterile; humorless, grave. See impotence, weariness. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Having little or no moisture] Syn. arid, parched, waterless, dried up, evaporated …

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  • 19 Dryness — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Dryness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dryness dryness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 siccity siccity aridity drought ebb tide low water GRP: N 2 Sgm: N 2 exsiccation| exsiccation| desiccation …

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  • 20 ex|sic|cant — «ehk SIHK uhnt», adjective, noun. –adj. having the power of drying up, as a medicine. –n. an exsiccant medicine or agent. ╂[< Latin exsiccāns, antis, present participle of exsiccāre; see etym. under exsiccate (Cf. ↑exsiccate)] …

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