desiccated

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪtɪd/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(desi kā′tid)

From the verb desiccate: (⇒ conjugate)
desiccated is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
des•ic•cat•ed  (desi kā′tid),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Fooddehydrated or powdered:desiccated coconut.
  • desiccate + -ed2 1670–80

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desiccated /ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪtɪd/ adj
  1. dehydrated and powdered: desiccated coconut
  2. lacking in spirit or animation
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
des•ic•cate /ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪt/USA pronunciation   v.,  -cat•ed, -cat•ing. 
  1. to (cause to) become thoroughly dry or to dry up: [no obj]:The plants desiccated during the drought.[ + obj]:The hot sun desiccated the plants.
  2. Nutrition, Foodto preserve (food) by removing moisture; dehydrate:desiccated foods.
des•ic•ca•tion /ˌdɛsɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
des•ic•cate  (desi kāt′),USA pronunciation v.,  -cat•ed, -cat•ing. 
v.t. 
  1. to dry thoroughly;
    dry up.
  2. Nutrition, Foodto preserve (food) by removing moisture;
    dehydrate.

v.i. 
  1. to become thoroughly dried or dried up.
des′ic•cation, n. 
desic•ca′tive, adj. 
  • Latin dēsiccātus dried up, past participle of dēsiccāre, equivalent. to dē- de- + siccāre, derivative of siccus dry; see -ate1
  • 1565–75

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desiccate /ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪt/ vb
  1. (transitive) to remove most of the water from (a substance or material); dehydrate
  2. (transitive) to preserve (food) by removing moisture; dry
  3. (intransitive) to become dried up
Etymology: 16th Century: from Latin dēsiccāre to dry up, from de- + siccāre to dry, from siccus dry

ˌdesicˈcation n
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