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Desiccate GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

Published on June 15th, 2021 | Last updated on June 15th, 2021 by | Category: English Vocabulary in Context, GRE Vocabulary Flashcards in Real Context | No Comments on Desiccate GRE Vocabulary Flashcard | 102 Views | Reading Time: 2 minutes

Desiccate GRE Vocabulary Flashcard

/’de-si-ˌkāt/ (verb)

Definition

to dry something up, remove the moisture from, dehydrate, parch, dry out thoroughly, dry, lose moisture, wither, preserve food by drying

Example

Moving to a dry climate can be a shock to the system if you’re not prepared. The dry weather can dry out or desiccate your skin, furniture, and other belongings in your home. The heat can leave you sweaty and overheated.

Learning ways to deal with a hot, dry climate makes your new desert lifestyle more enjoyable.

When you live in a dry climate, your indoor air also feels dry. This not only causes dry skin and possibly a dry air cough, but it can also cause damage inside your home. Wood and other surfaces can dry out from the lack of moisture in the air.

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Antonyms

wet, soak, drench, steep, inundate, saturate

Parts of speech

Noun: desiccation

Noun: desiccator

Adjective: desiccative

Adjective: desiccated

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