Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of desiccate.
  • adjective dried

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless
  • adjective preserved by removing natural moisture
  • adjective thoroughly dried out

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Examples

  • Haag offers the analogy of what she calls the desiccated American Beauty marriage: It offers the husband, played by Kevin Spacey, two roles: to live either as a sexless, soul-crushingly dutiful and henpecked husband, or as a pot-smoking, self-absorbed adolescent who lusts after the high school cheerleader.

    Bella DePaulo: Don't Want to Divorce? Indulge Your Polyamory or Asexuality, Have Your Affairs, Live Apart

  • Insatiable reader that I was, I’d soon have desiccated from the need to imbibe stories if we had not discovered the local library.

    Writer Unboxed » Blog Archive » A love song to libraries

  • The canopy world is a dry world - scientists call it "desiccated."

    The Seattle Times

  • Anyone who can recall the desiccated, plastic-wrapped sandwiches of British Railway's cafés will concede that competition in this arena is to be encouraged.

    The New York Review of Books

  • That those natural treatments, such as desiccated thyroid like Armour made by Forest Labs of the US, are changing lives and removing those lingering hypothyroid symptoms because of the presence of direct T3;

    UK's Royal College of Physicians a nightmare for thyroid patients

  • Do you really believe 'desiccated' has two 's's and one' c '?

    Piranha to Scurfy & Other Stories

  • During the Atlanta campaign we were supplied by our regular commissaries with all sorts of patent compounds, such as desiccated vegetables, and concentrated milk, meat-biscuit, and sausages, but somehow the men preferred the simpler and more familiar forms of food, and usually styled these "desecrated vegetables and consecrated milk."

    Memoirs of the Union's Three Great Civil War Generals

  • Eloise explained that she had gone to church, and Jack told of the key under the mat, and the talk flowed on; and Eloise could not forbear telling them of Mrs. Biggs's wish not to have the Sabbath "desiccated" by visitors.

    The Cromptons

  • During the Atlanta campaign we were supplied by our regular commissaries with all sorts of patent compounds, such as desiccated vegetables, and concentrated milk, meat-biscuit, and sausages, but somehow the men preferred the simpler and more familiar forms of food, and usually styled these "desecrated vegetables and consecrated milk."

    Memoirs of Gen. William T. Sherman — Complete

  • During the Atlanta campaign we were supplied by our regular commissaries with all sorts of patent compounds, such as desiccated vegetables, and concentrated milk, meat-biscuit, and sausages, but somehow the men preferred the simpler and more familiar forms of food, and usually styled these "desecrated vegetables and consecrated milk."

    Memoirs of Gen. William T. Sherman — Volume 2

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