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desiccate

Saltos de línea: des¦ic|cate
Pronunciación: /ˈdɛsɪkeɪt
 
/

Definición de desiccate en inglés:

verbo

[with object]
1 (usually as adjective desiccated) Remove the moisture from (something), typically in order to preserve it: desiccated coconut
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • These events may need to occur within a fixed time period under the high temperature and low moisture conditions of the desert since high temperatures and low moisture will eventually desiccate detached stem segments.
  • This drying technique involves the use of an absorbent which desiccates the rose by transferring the moisture from the petals to another medium.
  • Terrestrial amphibians face a challenge analogous to that of marine intertidal animals, in that they are highly permeable animals in a potentially desiccating environment.
Sinónimos
2 (as adjective desiccated) Lacking interest, passion, or energy: a desiccated history of ideas
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Not so many years ago, I believed that when love was at stake, dignity was a failure of the heart - the booby prize for the old, whose imaginations rattled in the wind, desiccated of all passion.
  • Despite all the gadgets to lighten his work, he leaves his office with a dull and desiccated mind.
  • In place of passionate political arguments we have a desiccated debate on the euro polarised between technocratic proponents and emotional opponents.

Origen

late 16th century: from Latin desiccat- 'made thoroughly dry', from the verb desiccare.

Derivados

desiccation

1
Pronunciación: /-ˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • A sprinkle of water helps protect the roots from desiccation.
  • Unfortunately for them the dry warm conditions in modern houses tend to cause desiccation and death.
  • This early accumulation of sucrose would suggest that the root system is prepared for dehydration very rapidly before severe desiccation is evident.

desiccative

2
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • This once-promising art district succumbs to vigorous development and its concomitant desiccative effect.
  • If it is the slightest bit ‘green’ it has a dreadful desiccative effect on the inside of your mouth.
  • Spatially complex microhabitats tend to reduce desiccative water loss by cutting down the amount of moving air the animal is exposed to.

Words that rhyme with desiccate

intoxicatemasticate

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