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desiccate

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

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

(des'i-kāt)
To dry thoroughly; to render free from moisture.
Synonym(s): exsiccate.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

des·ic·cate

(des'i-kāt)
To dry thoroughly; to render free from moisture.
Synonym(s): exsiccate.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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