(adjective, verb)


1. thoroughly dried out

- old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars

Similar word(s): dry

2. preserved by removing natural moisture

- shredded and desiccated coconut meat

Similar word(s): preserved, dehydrated, dried

3. lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

- a desiccate romance

- a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery

Similar word(s): dull, arid, desiccate


1. simple past tense and past participle of desiccate