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desiccate (DES i kayt") (verb), desiccates; desiccated, desiccating
1. To dry up; to preserve by drying or depriving of moisture; especially, to dry completely: The surgeon removed a suspect mole and thoroughly desiccated the tissue around that area with a needle electrode.
2. To preserve food by drying or dehydrating it: While baking a cake, Elizabeth used a cup of desiccated coconut.

It is a common practice to desiccate apricots.

3. Etymology: from Latin desiccare, "to dry up".
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desiccate (DES i kayt")
On this occasion, cate explains that this verb is involved with the removal of water, or moisture; from land, fruits; or anything that is dry or is to be dried.
This entry is located in the following unit: cate family of verbs (page 2)