verb transitiveWord forms: ˈdesicˌcated or ˈdesicˌcating
to preserve (food) by drying
to become completely dry
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Word origin of 'desiccate'< L desiccatus, pp. of desiccare, to dry up completely < de-, intens. + siccare, to dry < siccus, dry < IE base *seikw-, to drip, pour out > OE seon, to trickle, sic, small stream