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Meaning of "desiccate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DESICCATE

From Latin dēsiccāre to dry up, from de- + siccāre to dry, from siccus dry.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DESICCATE

desiccate  [ˈdɛsɪˌkeɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESICCATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Desiccate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb desiccate in English.

WHAT DOES DESICCATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

desiccate

Desiccation

Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying. A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance that induces or sustains such a state in its local vicinity in a moderately sealed container.

Definition of desiccate in the English dictionary

The first definition of desiccate in the dictionary is to remove most of the water from ; dehydrate. Other definition of desiccate is to preserve by removing moisture; dry. Desiccate is also to become dried up.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DESICCATE

PRESENT

Present
I desiccate
you desiccate
he/she/it desiccates
we desiccate
you desiccate
they desiccate
Present continuous
I am desiccating
you are desiccating
he/she/it is desiccating
we are desiccating
you are desiccating
they are desiccating
Present perfect
I have desiccated
you have desiccated
he/she/it has desiccated
we have desiccated
you have desiccated
they have desiccated
Present perfect continuous
I have been desiccating
you have been desiccating
he/she/it has been desiccating
we have been desiccating
you have been desiccating
they have been desiccating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I desiccated
you desiccated
he/she/it desiccated
we desiccated
you desiccated
they desiccated
Past continuous
I was desiccating
you were desiccating
he/she/it was desiccating
we were desiccating
you were desiccating
they were desiccating
Past perfect
I had desiccated
you had desiccated
he/she/it had desiccated
we had desiccated
you had desiccated
they had desiccated
Past perfect continuous
I had been desiccating
you had been desiccating
he/she/it had been desiccating
we had been desiccating
you had been desiccating
they had been desiccating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will desiccate
you will desiccate
he/she/it will desiccate
we will desiccate
you will desiccate
they will desiccate
Future continuous
I will be desiccating
you will be desiccating
he/she/it will be desiccating
we will be desiccating
you will be desiccating
they will be desiccating
Future perfect
I will have desiccated
you will have desiccated
he/she/it will have desiccated
we will have desiccated
you will have desiccated
they will have desiccated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been desiccating
you will have been desiccating
he/she/it will have been desiccating
we will have been desiccating
you will have been desiccating
they will have been desiccating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would desiccate
you would desiccate
he/she/it would desiccate
we would desiccate
you would desiccate
they would desiccate
Conditional continuous
I would be desiccating
you would be desiccating
he/she/it would be desiccating
we would be desiccating
you would be desiccating
they would be desiccating
Conditional perfect
I would have desiccate
you would have desiccate
he/she/it would have desiccate
we would have desiccate
you would have desiccate
they would have desiccate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been desiccating
you would have been desiccating
he/she/it would have been desiccating
we would have been desiccating
you would have been desiccating
they would have been desiccating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you desiccate
we let´s desiccate
you desiccate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to desiccate
Past participle
desiccated
Present Participle
desiccating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESICCATE


abdicate
ˈæbdɪˌkeɪt
authenticate
ɔːˈθɛntɪˌkeɪt
communicate
kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt
complicate
ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪt
dedicate
ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪt
detoxicate
diːˈtɒksɪˌkeɪt
domesticate
dəˈmɛstɪˌkeɪt
eradicate
ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt
exsiccate
ˈɛksɪˌkeɪt
fabricate
ˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt
implicate
ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt
indicate
ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt
intoxicate
ɪnˈtɒksɪˌkeɪt
intrinsicate
ɪnˈtrɪnsɪˌkeɪt
lubricate
ˈluːbrɪˌkeɪt
medicate
ˈmɛdɪˌkeɪt
predicate
ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪt
replicate
ˈrɛplɪˌkeɪt
specificate
spɪˈsɪfɪˌkeɪt
vesicate
ˈvɛsɪˌkeɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESICCATE

desi
desiccant
desiccated
desiccation
desiccative
desiccator
desiderata
desiderate
desideration
desiderative
desideratum
desiderium
design
designable
designate
designated
designated area
designated driver
designated employment
designation

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESICCATE

advocate
aguacate
allocate
baccate
birth certificate
braccate
cate
certificate
delicate
duplicate
educate
intricate
locate
relocate
saccate
silicate
syndicate
triplicate
truncate
vacate

Synonyms and antonyms of desiccate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DESICCATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «desiccate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of desiccate

Translation of «desiccate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESICCATE

Find out the translation of desiccate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of desiccate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «desiccate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

变干
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desecar
570 millions of speakers

English

desiccate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सूखना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يجفف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

пересушивают
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

desidratar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শুকান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dessécher
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Desiccate
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

trocknen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

乾燥させる
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

마르다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Desiccate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

phơi khô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலரவை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुकवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kurumak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essiccare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wysuszyć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пересушують
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

deshidrata
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποξηράνει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitdroog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uttorka
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

desiccate
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of desiccate

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESICCATE»

The term «desiccate» is regularly used and occupies the 97.187 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESICCATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «desiccate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «desiccate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about desiccate

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESICCATE»

Discover the use of desiccate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to desiccate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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New Zealand Journal of Crop and Horticultural ...
Plough Cultivate 3 Desiccate (glyph- osate) Plough Cultivate 4 Desiccate ( paraquat) Plough Cultivate 5 Plough Cultivate 6 Rotary Plough Cultivate Cult 7 Desiccate Plough Cultivate (glyphosate) 8 Desiccate Plough Cultivate (paraquat) 9 ...
2
Cellular and Biochemical Science
Plant Cell and Tissue Culture '##. Compound Storage requirements Auxins (Dry powder/stock solution Indole acetic acid (IAA) Desiccate 20°C Nephthylene acetic acid (NAA) 4°C 2,4-Dichlorophenoxy acetic acid (2,4-D) 4°C Indole butyric  ...
G. Tripathi, 2010
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The Encyclopaedic Dictionary: A New & Original Work of ...
[Fr. deshabille = undress, deshabillcr = to undress : des ~ Lat. dts = apart, from, and habiUer = to dress.] Undress. * des hon our, * desonour, v. & ». [Dishonour.] * de sic -cant, a. & $. [Lat. deskcans, pr. par. of deslcco — to dry up, to desiccate.] ...
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The encyclopædic dictionary. 7 vols. [in 14].
[Lat. desiecans, pr. par. of desbxo = to dry up, to desiccate.] A. As adj. : Drying or tending to dry up. B. As subst. : A preparation or application which has the quality of drying up, as the flow of sores, &c. "This, in the beginning, maybe prevented ...
Robert Hunter, 1883
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The Anglo-American Encyclopedia and Dictionary: Dictionary ...
[Lat. desiccans, pr. par. of desicco=to dry up, to desiccate.] A. As adj. : Drying or tending to dry up. B. As subst. : A preparation or application which has the quality of drying up, as the now of sores, &c. "This. In the beginning, may be prevented ...
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Lloyd's Encyclopaedic Dictionary: A New and Original Work of ...
[Fr. dishabille = undress, déshabiller = to undress : des = Lai dis =» apart, from, and habiller = to dress.] Undress. * des hon our, * deeonour, v. & s. [Dishonour.] • dc sic cant, a. Ss s. [bit. desiccans, pr. par. of dtsicco «e to dry up, to desiccate.] ...
7
The New American Encyclopedic Dictionary: An Exhaustive ...
[Lat. desiccans, pr. par. of desicco=to dry up, to desiccate.] A. As adj. : Drying or tending to dry up. B. Assubst.: A preparation or application which has the quality of drying up, as the flow of sores, &c. "This, in the beginning, may be prevented by ...
Edward Thomas Roe, Le Roy Hooker, Thomas W. Handford, 1907
8
Hermetic chemistry
aforesaid elixir and of calx peregrinorum. Pound these two together and imbibe with water of mercury ; desiccate, imbibe frequently, and it will coagulate. Finally take one part of this to two hundred parts of Venus, and you will have the best Sol  ...
Paracelsus, Arthur Edward Waite, 1894
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The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America
Desiccate for 24 hours and weigh to a constant weight. Report the results to the nearest 0.1 mg. Note: In order to facilitate the evaporation of TCE liquid samples, these samples may be dried in a controlled temperature oven at temperatures up  ...
10
7 CFR Agriculture: CFR Parts 400-699
Following evaporation, desiccate the residue for 24 hours in a desiccator containing anhydrous calcium sulfate. Weigh at intervals of at least six hours to a constant weight. (See Section 3.0 for a definition of Constant weight.) Report results to ...
Office of The Federal Register, 2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESICCATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term desiccate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Heat is on for water management
"Furthermore, if there is insufficient soil moisture in the root zone, the root hairs desiccate and die back." Dan advocated a two-pronged ... «Pitchcare, Jul 15»
2
Silver foliage can beat heat
Those hairs act as shade cloth, protecting the leaf from the intense sun. The hairs also form a vapor barrier so leaves don't desiccate as quickly. «U-T San Diego, Jul 15»
3
Why India didn't want us to have Kashmir
'Ka' means water and 'shimeera' means desiccate. The mention of water in its name takes me back to my Pakistan Studies class where we ... «The Express Tribune, Jun 15»
4
Reconsider your holiday tradition -- Richard S. Russell
Do you then drag its corpse home and set it up in a corner where it can desiccate into a fire hazard? Then, after it's just too sad to look at any ... «Madison.com, Jun 15»
5
The butterfly effect
... infectious microbes, toxic substances and even the hot and cold air around us that would quickly desiccate us into shriveled husks if we were left unprotected. «Scope, Jun 15»
6
Don't Dessiccate Rape Too Early, Growers Warned
“Making a conscious effort not to desiccate or combine too early will definitely pay dividends,” he concluded. “Pod sealants and shatter resistant ... «Stackyard, Jun 15»
7
Grain sorghum producers: Don't let sugarcane aphids get ahead of …
“When you desiccate a plant, and it has aphids in it, they're going to run to the heads,” said Brown. “You haven't contributed to honeydew, but ... «Delta Farm Press, Jun 15»
8
Boastfulness has become a national trait
... later, I've had to chuck away my wizened appendix in its jar, because the preserving fluid had evaporated and it was starting to desiccate. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jun 15»
9
What Do Reservoirs Reveal When They Dry Up?
In the next century, scientists have predicted that a megadrought will desiccate America's center and southwest, putting even more stress on ... «Atlas Obscura, Jun 15»
10
Share the beach with plovers
“They can desiccate in a heartbeat. When people are in the area, they will hunker down in a footprint, and if they aren't going down to the ... «Boston Globe, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Desiccate [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/desiccate>. Sep 2019 ».
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