desiccate


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desiccate

 [des´ĭ-kāt]
to render thoroughly dry.

des·ic·cate

(des'i-kāt), Avoid the misspelling dessicate.
To dry thoroughly; to render free from moisture.
Synonym(s): exsiccate

desiccate

[des′ikāt]
1 to dry thoroughly.
2 also exsiccate, to preserve by drying, especially food.

des·ic·cate

(des'i-kāt)
To dry thoroughly; to render free from moisture.
Synonym(s): exsiccate.

des·ic·cate

(des'i-kāt)
To dry thoroughly; to render free from moisture.
Synonym(s): exsiccate.

desiccate (des´ikāt),

n to dry by chemical or physical means; e.g., electrocoagulation can produce desiccation in tissues.

desiccate

to render thoroughly dry.
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You will want to get as much planted as soon as possible, for this allows plant roots time to get established before the coming summer heat blasts in and desiccates the soil.