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 desiccated

3 senses of desiccated

Sense 1
desiccated, dried-out -- (thoroughly dried out; "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars"; "dried-out boards beginning to split")

INDIRECT (VIA dry) -> wet -- (covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather")

Sense 2
dried, dehydrated, desiccated -- (preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat")

INDIRECT (VIA preserved) -> fresh -- (not canned or otherwise preserved; "fresh vegetables")

Sense 3
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 desiccated

3 senses of desiccated

Sense 1
desiccated, dried-out -- (thoroughly dried out; "old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars"; "dried-out boards beginning to split")
       => dry (vs. wet) -- (free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet; "dry land"; "dry clothes"; "a dry climate"; "dry splintery boards"; "a dry river bed"; "the paint is dry")

Sense 2
dried, dehydrated, desiccated -- (preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated coconut meat")
       => preserved (vs. fresh) -- (prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use)

Sense 3
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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