Definition of desiccated

1. Lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless.
A technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata.
A prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rol.
2. Preserved by removing natural moisture.
Dried beef.
Dried fruit.
Dehydrated eggs.
Shredded and desiccated coconut meat.
3. Thoroughly dried out.
Old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars.
Dried-out boards beginning to split.
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Here and there amid the desiccated brown of brambles and brush a lone green shoot announced that this was a special place.
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Layers of desiccate and hopcalite are disposed between two nets in a ratio of 1: (4-5) with respect to volume.
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In places the desiccated stems of plants trailed across the stone, looking like oversized bindweed killed by the frost.
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The microchip was desiccated dry at 37° C.
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They learned to hunt rats, for there were rats aplenty in the empty buildings, fat ones well fed on desiccated corpses.
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The case of desiccated feed as an essential component of animal fodder is paradigmatic.
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a kernel which is abnormally wrinkled or flat, and/or desiccated, dried out or tough.
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After I cleaned the desiccated tissue from the ulna, I saw these.
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And that's what caused them later them to desiccate.
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All organic life just dead and desiccated in a matter of hours.
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