Definitions

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  • n. The act or process of drying.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of drying.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of drying; especially, gradual expulsion of moisture.

Etymologies

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Latin siccatio.

Examples

  • The fifth mummy of peculiar power was made from criminals that had been hanged; "for from such there is a gentle siccation, that expungeth the watery humour, without destroying the oil and spirituall, which is cherished by the heavenly luminaries, and strengthened continually by the affluence and impulses of the celestial spirits; whence it may be properly called by the name of constellated or celestial mummie."

    Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds

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