adjective see desiccate

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  • Desiccative — De*sic ca*tive, a. [Cf. F. dessicatif.] Drying; tending to dry. Ferrand. n. (Med.) An application for drying up secretions. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • desiccative — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌkā]d.]iv, kə], də̇ˈsikə], dēˈs , ]t], ]ēv also ]əv adjective Etymology: Late Latin desiccativus, from Latin desiccatus + ivus ive : drying up or tending to dry up intense desiccative characteristics II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • desiccative — SYN: desiccant (1). * * * de·sic·ca·tive des i .kāt iv, di sik ət adj drying up or tending to dry up <intense desiccative characteristics> * * * des·ic·ca·tive (desґĭ ka″tiv) causing to dry up …   Medical dictionary

  • desiccative — See desiccation. * * * …   Universalium

  • desiccative — adjective causing to desiccate, dry …   Wiktionary

  • desiccative — adj. dehydrating, tending to cause dryness, tending to dry out or become dry; lacking animation …   English contemporary dictionary

  • desiccative — I. a. Drying. II. n. Drier …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • desiccative — des·ic·ca·tive …   English syllables

  • des|ic|ca|to|ry — «DEHS uh kuh TR ee, TOHR », adjective. = desiccative. (Cf. ↑desiccative) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Desiccant — De*sic cant, a. [L. desiccans, p. pr. of desiccare. See {Desiccate}.] Drying; desiccative. n. (Med.) A medicine or application for drying up a sore. Wiseman. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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