Definitions

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  • transitive verb variant spelling of desiccate.

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  • verb Common misspelling of desiccate.

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Examples

  • Did you know that if you leave them to dessicate for 3 days, then place inside a slingshot, they can take out a bird at 30 paces?

    Ten Things Tuesday: Bread of Affliction « The Life and Times of Organic Mama

  • It's hard to swallow, everything from the pile of slaughtered cows on the cover, to the juices secreted within its pages, to the way she makes words see like "eyes" and "tongues that flop out pinking as they dessicate..."

    Strange Bedfellows

  • The object of this process is to arrest fermentation and slowly dessicate the leaf in such a way so as to extract the moisture without scorching the tea and at the same time, preserving its quality and other characters to the optimum level.

    Darjeeling Tea Processing - The process of Darjeeling Tea manufacture

  • It helped to dessicate the carcase when a possum died in an inaccessible air shaft.

    In which something goes bad.

  • The object of this process is to arrest fermentation and slowly dessicate the leaf in such a way so as to extract the moisture without scorching the tea and at the same time, preserving its quality and other characters to the optimum level.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Fair enough ... but then why doesn't it fry (or at least dessicate) any humans nearby?

    Review of Batman Begins

  • Fair enough ... but then why doesn't it fry (or at least dessicate) any humans nearby?

    Archive 2005-06-01

  • As soon as the artworks were exposed to sunlight and the dry air, they began to dessicate and crack.

    The Goddess and the Bull

  • To dessicate the tongue specifically, they rubbed it with salt, honey, and sage.

    Knotted Tongues

  • To dessicate the tongue specifically, they rubbed it with salt, honey, and sage.

    Knotted Tongues

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