exsiccate

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verb ex·sic·cate \ˈek-si-ˌkāt\

Definition of exsiccate

exsiccated

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exsiccating

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove moisture from :  dry

exsiccation

play \ˌek-si-ˈkā-shən\ noun

Origin and Etymology of exsiccate

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


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

exsiccate

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transitive verb ex·sic·cate \ˈek-si-ˌkāt\

Medical Definition of exsiccate

exsiccated

;

exsiccating

  1. :  to remove moisture from :  dry exsiccated magnesium sulfate

exsiccation

\ˌek-si-ˈkā-shən\play noun

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