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Meaning of "desiccation" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DESICCATION

desiccation  [ˌdesɪˈkeɪʃən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DESICCATION

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Desiccation is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DESICCATION MEAN IN ENGLISH?

desiccation

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 desiccation in the English dictionary

The definition of desiccation in the dictionary is the process or state of becoming completely dried up.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DESICCATION


allocation
ˌæləˈkeɪʃən
application
ˌæplɪˈkeɪʃən
authentication
ɔːˌθentɪˈkeɪʃən
certification
ˌsɜːtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
classification
ˌklæsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
communication
kəˌmjuːnɪˈkeɪʃən
dedication
ˌdɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
education
ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən
identification
aɪˌdɛntɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
indication
ˌɪndɪˈkeɪʃən
location
ləʊˈkeɪʃən
medication
ˌmɛdɪˈkeɪʃən
modification
ˌmɒdɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
notification
ˌnəʊtɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
publication
ˌpʌblɪˈkeɪʃən
qualification
ˌkwɒlɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
relocation
ˌriːləʊˈkeɪʃən
specification
ˌspɛsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən
vacation
vəˈkeɪʃən
verification
ˌvɛrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DESICCATION

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE DESICCATION

accreditation
action
administration
animation
association
citation
combination
confirmation
conversation
corporation
creation
decoration
destination
documentation
duration
evaluation
excitation
federation
formation
foundation
generation

Synonyms and antonyms of desiccation in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «desiccation» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DESICCATION

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

Translator English - Chinese

干燥
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

desecación
570 millions of speakers

English

desiccation
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुखाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

جفاف
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

высыхание
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

dessecação
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিশুষ্কীকরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

dessiccation
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Desiccation
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Trocknung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

乾燥
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

탈수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Desiccation
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

khô
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உலர்வித்தல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सुकवणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kuruma
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

essiccazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

osuszanie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

висихання
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

uscare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αποξήρανση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

uitdroging
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

uttorkning
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

uttørking
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of desiccation

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DESICCATION»

The term «desiccation» is regularly used and occupies the 88.955 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DESICCATION» OVER TIME

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

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DESICCATION»

Discover the use of desiccation in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to desiccation and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Desiccation and Survival in Plants: Drying Without Dying
This book is divided into four sections, dealing with 1) the technical background to desiccation tolerance studies; 2) the frequency and levels of dehydration stress tolerance in biological systems; 3) mechanisms of damage and tolerance, ...
Michael Black, H. W. Pritchard, 2002
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Plant Desiccation Tolerance
This book provides an invaluable compilation of current knowledge, which is a prerequisite for a better understanding of plant desiccation tolerance in natural as well as agro- and forest ecosystems where water is one of the most essential ...
Ulrich Lüttge, Erwin Beck, Dorothea Bartels, 2011
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Plant Desiccation Tolerance
Plant Desiccation Tolerance not only provides an excellent synthesis of information on this novel adaptation, but also looks forward to the potential applications that might be possible as our understanding of desiccation tolerance ...
Matthew A. Jenks, Andrew J. Wood, 2008
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End Results of Desiccation and Respiration in Succulent Plants
THE EFFECT OF DESICCATION ON THE STRUCTURE OF ECHINOCACTUS WISLIZENI J . G. BROWN The effect of desiccation on the structure of living tissues has been studied chiefly by zoologists who were interested in the ability of the ...
Daniel Trembly MacDougal, Esmond Ray Long, James Greenlief Brown, 1915
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Seed Development and Germination
10. Acquisition. and. Loss. of. Desiccation. Tolerance. Christina W. Vertucci National Seed Storage Laboratory. USDA-ARS, Fort Collins, Colorado Jill M. Farrant University of Cape Town, Cape Town. South Africa I. INTRODUCTION The ability ...
Jaime Kigel, 1995
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Advanced Experimental Unsaturated Soil Mechanics: ...
For this purpose, two kinds of experimental tests were carried out on a sample of fine-grained soil under controlled conditions: free desiccation tests and constrained desiccation tests. Measurements of strains, gravimetric water content and ...
Alessandro Tarantino, E. Romero, Y.J. Cui, 2005
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Phylogenetic Analysis and Desiccation Tolerance of the ...
Measurements of metabolic activity and water-use-efficiency during dehydration and rehydration of 45 cheilanthoid samples showed that different species had different levels of D-T. Results suggest that D-T is ancestral in cheilanthoid ferns ...
Ruth Ellen Basford Kirkpatrick, 2008
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The Origin and Extent of Earth Fissures in Escalante Valley, ...
Desiccation of Escalante Valley Surficial Deposits The dewatering of silt- and clay-rich surficial deposits creates tension in the deposits and produces polygonal desiccation cracks (i.e., mudcracks). The cracks are commonly a few to tens of ...
William R. Lund, Christopher B. DuRoss, Stefan M. Kirby, 2005
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Seeds
The Acquisition of Desiccation Tolerance Seeds are not capable of withstanding desiccation at all stages during their development, but their acquisition of desiccation tolerance is usually considerably earlier than maturation drying itself.
J. Derek Bewley, Michael Black, 1994
10
Degradation of Pesticides, Desiccation and Defoliation, ...
This volume covers contributions in the fields of pesticide degradation, desiccation and defoliation, and the acetyl choline receptor in insects.
‎2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DESICCATION»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term desiccation is used in the context of the following news items.
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#DroughtShaming – Tom Selleck
For others, the four-year long bout of statewide desiccation has been a call to action as some regions of the state are forced to bring in water ... «The News Hub, Jul 15»
2
Flavor your summer with culinary-friendly plants
Don't bother trying to keep rosemary going indoors — it almost invariably succumbs to insects or desiccation. THYME. A bouquet of Thyme. «NJ.com, Jul 15»
3
Forget EL James, let's have some real dirty fiction
... on pastel plates, the desiccation of a proletarian wake for some tyrant grandad, or some pub parrot of a granny, mad for these thirty years.”. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
4
Outdoors: Nothing like clamming for dinner
They are the future harvest and should be carefully restored to the protective muck they came from to prevent desiccation and predation from ... «Worcester Telegram, Jul 15»
5
Garden Tips: Extreme temperatures take toll on plants too
Woody plants will be vulnerable to attack by borers and other insects. Tree and shrub roots may succumb to desiccation leading to dieback of ... «Bradenton Herald, Jul 15»
6
Planning to prevent infestation
Drying is necessary to allow for desiccation or exposure to air so various parts of a boat can dry completely, including equipment and gear. «Estevan Mercury, Jul 15»
7
Add water and 'resurrection plants' spring to life in seconds
Mishler and others are interested in mosses, in part, because of their ability to survive desiccation. Studying them could lead scientists to genes ... «UC Berkeley, Jun 15»
8
How plants respond to drought provides insights into climate change …
During periods of drought plants face a dilemma – to continue to photosynthesise and risk desiccation or close the stomata to conserve water ... «The Conversation AU, Jun 15»
9
IS 'Water War' Dries Marshes In Southern Iraq
The desiccation of the marshes destroyed wildlife and the livelihoods of the local people who herded water buffalo there. In 2003, the marshes ... «RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Jun 15»
10
Blackleg disease reported in some Michigan potato fields
Delay harvest until skin set is complete, usually up to 21 days after desiccation, and avoid wet conditions during harvest which also eliminates ... «Michigan State University Extension, Jun 15»

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