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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Des·ic·cate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Desiccated; p. pr. & vb. n. Desiccating.]  To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.
    Bodies desiccated by heat or age.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: thoroughly dried out; "old boxes of desiccated Cuban
             cigars"; "dried-out boards beginning to split" [syn: dried-out]
      2: preserved by removing natural moisture; "dried beef"; "dried
         fruit"; "dehydrated eggs"; "shredded and desiccated
         coconut meat" [syn: dried, dehydrated]
      3: 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 [syn: arid,