Medical Dictionary


verb des·ic·cate \ˈdes-i-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of DESICCATE

transitive verb
:  to dry up or cause to dry up :  deprive or exhaust of moisture; especially :  to dry thoroughly <uses radio frequencies of 100,000 Hz to 10,000,000 Hz to cut, coagulate, and desiccate tissue—Bettyann Hutchisson et al>
:  to preserve a food by drying :  dehydrate <desiccated coconut>
intransitive verb
:  to become dried up :  undergo a desiccating process


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