desiccationnoun [ U ]uk /ˌdes.ɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdes.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/ specialized
Examples from literature
- A faint, spiced odor of desiccation filled the bare walls.
- He ascribed the desiccation to the gradual elevation of the western part of the country.
- In about two months the process of desiccation was completed.
- In the gradual desiccation of that region, the lake has now entirely disappeared.
- Virginity, like certain fruits, can only be preserved by a process of desiccation.