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Desiccate

Meaning: Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; to dry thoroughly

Apr 21, 2016 09:40 IST
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Meaning: Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless; to dry thoroughly

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The climate change has desiccated the field which was once fertile!

Pronunciation: des-i-keyt

Usage/Example: 1. As an organic farmer, he couldn't use a chemical to desiccate the wheat, and it's highly unlikely the rabbi would have allowed it anyway. (Source: New York Times)

2. Often those few feet of elevation put the beans right in the sun and where dry winds can desiccate the plants quickly, leading to damage. (Source: The Desert Sun)

3. The group has built a special excrement drying machine to desiccate each sample before it is encapsulated. (Source: Daily Mail)

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