Know Your Next Word : desiccate

22. desiccate :

verb & adjective :

to dry thoroughly, to dry up

usage :

  • The hot wind desiccated the few grapes remaining on the vine. After a day or two, they looked like raisins.

  • After a week without water, the desiccated plan fell over and died.

  • Plums become prunes through a process of desiccation.

  • There was only the sun-bruised and desiccate feeling in his mind.

  • a desiccate romance

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