Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive & transitive verb To dry up or cause to dry up.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To dry; remove moisture from by evaporation or absorption.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To exhaust or evaporate moisture from; to dry up.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to dry, to desiccate, to dehydrate

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

  • verb lose water or moisture

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English exsiccaten, from Latin exsiccāre, exsiccāt- : ex-, ex- + siccāre, to dry (from siccus, dry).]

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  • In addition, exsiccate is an adjective meaning dried, dried up (OED).

    March 12, 2012