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 for Desiccate
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Desiccate \Des"ic*cate\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Desiccated; p. pr. & vb. n. Desiccating.] [L. desiccatus,
     p. p. of desiccare to dry up; de- + siccare to dry, siccus
     dry. See Sack wine.]
     To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by
     drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Bodies desiccated by heat or age.        --Bacon.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Desiccate \Des"ic*cate\, v. i.
     To become dry.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  desiccate
      adj 1: lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically
             perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate
             romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles
             into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo [syn:
             arid, desiccate, desiccated]
      v 1: preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry
           dehydrated food on your camping trip" [syn: dehydrate,
           desiccate]
      2: remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has
         dehydrated me" [syn: dehydrate, desiccate]
      3: lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated
         very quickly" [syn: exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up,
         desiccate] [ant: hydrate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "desiccate":
     air-dry, anhydrate, bake, blast-freeze, blot, brine, brush, burn,
     corn, cure, decay, dehumidify, dehydrate, deplete, devitalize,
     diminish, divest, drain, droop, dry, dry up, dry-cure, dry-salt,
     embalm, evaporate, exhaust, exsiccate, fade, fade away, fire, flag,
     freeze, freeze-dry, fume, insolate, irradiate, jerk, kiln, kipper,
     languish, marinade, marinate, mummify, parch, pickle, pine,
     preservatize, quick-freeze, refrigerate, rub, salt, scorch, sear,
     season, shrink, shrivel, smoke, smoke-cure, soak up, sponge, stuff,
     sun, sun-dry, swab, torrefy, towel, weazen, wilt, wipe, wither,
     wizen
  
  

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