Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb desiccate

3 senses of desiccate

Sense 1
dehydrate, desiccate -- (preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip")
       => preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

Sense 2
dehydrate, desiccate -- (remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me")
       => dry, dry out -- (remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair")

Sense 3
exsiccate, dehydrate, dry up, desiccate -- (lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly")
       => dry, dry out -- (remove the moisture from and make dry; "dry clothes"; "dry hair")

Antonyms of adj desiccate

1 sense of desiccate

Sense 1
arid, desiccate, desiccated -- (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)

INDIRECT (VIA dull) -> lively -- (full of life and energy; "a lively discussion"; "lively and attractive parents"; "a lively party")

Similarity of adj desiccate

1 sense of desiccate

Sense 1
arid, desiccate, desiccated -- (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)
       => dull (vs. lively) -- (lacking in liveliness or animation; "he was so dull at parties"; "a dull political campaign"; "a large dull impassive man"; "dull days with nothing to do"; "how dull and dreary the world is"; "fell back into one of her dull moods")

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