Synonyms and Antonyms of desiccate
1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality that historian's dryasdust prose desiccates what is actually an exciting period in European history Synonyms of desiccate castrate, damp, dampen, deaden, dehydrate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrifyWords Related to desiccate burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispiritNear Antonyms of desiccate arouse, rouse, stir; charge, electrify, galvanize; excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, reviveAntonyms of desiccate brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify
2 to make dry add a cup of desiccated coconut to the mix Synonyms of desiccate dehydrate, dry, parch, scorch, searWords Related to desiccate dehumidify; drain; evaporate; mummify, shrivel, wither, wizen; air-dry, bakeNear Antonyms of desiccate bathe, deluge, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, flood, inundate, overflow, saturate, soak, sop, souse, waterlog; damp, dampen, humidify, moisten; rehydrate; dip, dunk, submerge, swampAntonyms of desiccate hydrate, wash, water, wet
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