Know Your Next Word : desiccate
22. desiccate :
verb & adjective :
to dry thoroughly, to dry up
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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