Definitions

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  • adj. Without juice or sap.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Destitute of juice; dry; sapless. Latham.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Destitute of juice or sap; dry.

Etymologies

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From Latin exsuccus, from ex- + succus ‘juice’.

Examples

  • Most men expected to find a consumed kell,10 empty and bladder-like guts, livid and marbled lungs, and a withered pericardium in this exsuccous corpse: but some seemed too much to wonder that two lobes of his lungs adhered unto his side; for the like I have often found in bodies of no suspected consumptions or difficulty of respiration.

    Letter to a Friend

  • Most men expected to find a consumed kell, [III. 10] empty and bladder-like guts, livid and marbled lungs, and a withered pericardium in this exsuccous corpse: but some seemed too much to wonder that two lobes of his lungs adhered unto his side; for the like I have often found in bodies of no suspected consumptions or difficulty of respiration.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

  • Wherein Christians, who deck their coffins with bays, have found a more elegant emblem; for that it, seeming dead, will restore itself from the root, and its dry and exsuccous leaves resume their verdure again; which, if we mistake not, we have also observed in furze.

    Religio Medici, Hydriotaphia, and the Letter to a Friend

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