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desiccated adj
1 thoroughly dried out; "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars"; "dried-out boards beginning to split" [syn: dried-out]
2 preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat" [syn: dried, dehydrated]
3 lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo [syn: arid, desiccate]

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Verb

desiccated
  1. past of desiccate

Adjective

  1. dried

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