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desiccate

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verb des·ic·cate \ˈdes-i-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of desiccate

des·ic·cat·eddes·ic·cat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  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>

  3. 2:  to preserve a food by drying :  dehydrate <desiccated coconut>

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to become dried up :  undergo a desiccating process





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