Definition of desiccated adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    desiccated

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈdesɪkeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdesɪkeɪtɪd//
     
     
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  1. 1(of food) dried in order to preserve it desiccated coconut
  2. 2(specialist) completely dry treeless and desiccated soil
  3. Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Latin desiccat- ‘made thoroughly dry’, from the verb desiccare + -ed.
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