Definitions

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  • n. The state or process of being desiccated
  • n. An act or occurrence of desiccating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of desiccating, or the state of being desiccated.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of making dry, or the state of being dry; the act or process of depriving of moisture; especially, the evaporation of the aqueous portion of a substance, as wood, meat, fruit, milk, etc., by artificial heat, as by a current of heated air.

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

  • n. the process of extracting moisture
  • n. dryness resulting from the removal of water

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Examples

  • The rdar and the bdar strains were found to be equally tolerant to disinfectants, while the rdar strain was found to be more tolerant to long-term desiccation and nutrient depletion in biofilm than the bdar strain.

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  • WASHINGTON - Networks of giant polygonal troughs etched across crater basins on Mars have been identified as desiccation cracks caused by evaporating lakes, providing further evidence of a warmer, wetter Martian past.

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  • Networks of giant polygonal troughs etched across crater basins on Mars have been identified as desiccation cracks caused by evaporating lakes, providing further evidence of a warmer, wetter martian past.

    Impact Lab

  • Patterns In Mars Crater Floors Give Picture Of Drying Lakes (Sep. 16, 2009) - Networks of giant polygonal troughs etched across crater basins on Mars have been identified as desiccation cracks caused by evaporating lakes, providing further evidence of a warmer, wetter martian ... > read more

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  • This is exactly what we see going on during the great physical changes which are accomplished over large areas in Central Asia, owing to the desiccation which is going on there since the glacial period.

    Mutual Aid; a factor of evolution

  • Results so far show that some microbes can indeed withstand the radiation, desiccation, and cold of space.

    First Contact

  • Thus, it is possible that anhydrobiosis is a widespread phenomenon but that has been observed only in a few species that naturally undergo desiccation.

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  • Why would evolution maintain the ability to survive extreme desiccation in humans when they can simply migrate to a wet enough habitat?

    We are going to freeze dry you all!

  • The authors base this claim on the well known fact several groups of multicellular animals, for example, bdelloid rotifers, tardigrades, nematodes and arthropods, have representatives that can survive extreme desiccation for long periods.

    We are going to freeze dry you all!

  • Not roasted to desiccation, nor did it, with everyone sitting expectantly around the table, ooze pink juices as the carver made the first two or three incisions.

    Jean's Knitting

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