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exsiccate (v.)

"to dry, remove moisture from by evaporation or absorption," 1540s, from Latin exsiccatus, past participle of exsiccare "dry up, make quite dry," from ex "out" (see ex-) + siccare "make dry" (see siccative). Related: Exsiccated; exsiccating.

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Definitions of exsiccate

exsiccate (v.)
lose water or moisture;
Synonyms: dehydrate / dry up / desiccate
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