exsiccate

verb
ex·​sic·​cate | \ ˈek-si-ˌkāt How to pronounce exsiccate (audio) \
exsiccated; exsiccating

Definition of exsiccate

transitive verb

: to remove moisture from : dry

Other Words from exsiccate

exsiccation \ ˌek-​si-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce exsiccate (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of exsiccate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for exsiccate

Middle English, from Latin exsiccatus, past participle of exsiccare, from ex- + siccare to dry, from siccus dry — more at sack

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“Exsiccate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exsiccate. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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exsiccate

transitive verb
ex·​sic·​cate | \ ˈek-si-ˌkāt How to pronounce exsiccate (audio) \
exsiccated; exsiccating

Medical Definition of exsiccate

: to remove moisture from : dry exsiccated magnesium sulfate

Other Words from exsiccate

exsiccation \ ˌek-​si-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce exsiccate (audio) \ noun

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