Definition of “desiccation” - English Dictionary


“desiccation” in English

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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. 

(Definition of “desiccation” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)