Word of the day

The word for today is…

desiccate (verb) – 1. To dry out thoroughly.
2. To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture.
3. To make dry, dull, or lifeless.

(adj) – Lacking spirit or animation; arid.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1570’s (past participle adjective desicatt is attested from early 15th century), from Latin desiccatus, past participle of desiccare “to make very dry”.

 


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