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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]