The process of being desiccated. SYN: dehydration (4), exsiccation (1).

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des·ic·ca·tion .des-i-'kā-shən n the act or process of desiccating or the state of being or becoming desiccated esp a complete or nearly complete deprivation of moisture (as by vaporization or by evaporation) or of water not chemically combined: DEHYDRATION <from the long-wave diathermy machine two distinct currents are obtained which produce \desiccation and electrocoagulation respectively (W. H. Schmidt)>

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des·ic·ca·tion (des″ĭ-kaґshən) the act of drying; cf. dehydration and xerosis.

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  • desiccation — early 15c., from M.Fr. desiccation or directly from L.L. desiccationem (nom. desiccatio), from pp. stem of L. desiccare to make very dry, from de thoroughly + siccare to dry (see SICCATIVE (Cf. siccative)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Desiccation — Des ic*ca tion, n. [Cf. F. dessiccation.] The act of desiccating, or the state of being desiccated. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Desiccatĭon — (v. lat.), Austrocknung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Desiccation — Desiccation, lat., Austrocknung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Desiccation — This article is about the removal of water through chemical or physical means. For the medical condition, see dehydration. For the chemical reaction, see dehydration reaction. For food preservation by dehydration, see drying (food). Desiccation… …   Wikipedia

  • desiccation — [[t]de̱sɪke͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] N UNCOUNT Desiccation is the process of becoming completely dried out. [FORMAL] ...the disastrous consequences of the desiccation of the wetland …   English dictionary

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  • desiccation — priešpjūtinis džiovinimas statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Augalų džiovinimas dirbtinėmis priemonėmis arba džiūvimas, augalui prisitaikant prie aplinkos sąlygų. atitikmenys: angl. desiccation rus. высушивание; десикация ryšiai:… …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • desiccation — desiccate ► VERB (usu. desiccated) ▪ remove the moisture from. DERIVATIVES desiccation noun. ORIGIN Latin desiccare make thoroughly dry …   English terms dictionary

  • desiccation — noun see desiccate …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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