- 1. dehydrate, desiccate, preserve, keep
- usage: preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip"
- 2. dehydrate, desiccate, dry, dry out
- usage: remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me"
- 3. exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up, desiccate, dry, dry out
- usage: lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly"
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- 1. desiccated, dried-out, dry (vs. wet)
- usage: thoroughly dried out; "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars"; "dried-out boards beginning to split"
- 2. dried, dehydrated, desiccated, preserved (vs. fresh)
- usage: preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat"
- 3. arid, desiccate, desiccated, dull (vs. lively)
- usage: lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo
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See also: desiccated (Dictionary)