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desiccate

verb

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1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality
  • that historian's dryasdust prose desiccates what is actually an exciting period in European history

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2 to make dry
  • add a cup of desiccated coconut to the mix

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“Desiccate.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/desiccate. Accessed 25 Sep. 2022.

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