Definition of desiccation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

desiccation

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌdɛsɪˈkeɪʃn//
 
[uncountable](technology)
 
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the process of becoming completely dry The dramatic desiccation of North Africa is a perplexing phenomenon.
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