Search Result for "desiccated":
1. thoroughly dried out;
- Example: "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars"
- Example: "dried-out boards beginning to split"
[syn: desiccated, dried-out]
2. preserved by removing natural moisture;
- Example: "dried beef"
- Example: "dried fruit"
- Example: "dehydrated eggs"
- Example: "shredded and desiccated coconut meat"
[syn: dried, dehydrated, desiccated]
3. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless;
- Example: "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"
- Example: "a desiccate romance"
- Example: "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
[syn: arid, desiccate, desiccated]
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]