exsiccate

verb ex·sic·cate \ ˈek-si-ˌkāt \

Definition of exsiccate

exsiccated; exsiccating
transitive verb
: 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


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exsiccate

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

medical Definition of exsiccate

exsiccated; exsiccating
: to remove moisture from : dry
  • exsiccated magnesium sulfate

exsiccation

play \ˌek-si-ˈkā-shən\ noun

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