desiccated

To be desiccated is to be dried out. If you like desiccated fruit, you like dried fruit — such as raisins or dried apricots.

Something that's described with the adjective desiccated is extremely dry, or parched. During a drought, the ground becomes cracked and desiccated. Removing moisture and humidity from something is what makes it become desiccated. The Latin root, desiccatus, means "to make very dry."

Definitions of desiccated
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adj thoroughly dried out

“old boxes of desiccated Cuban cigars”
Synonyms:
dried-out
dry
free from liquid or moisture; lacking natural or normal moisture or depleted of water; or no longer wet

adj preserved by removing natural moisture

“shredded and desiccated coconut meat”
Synonyms:
dehydrated, dried
preserved
prevented from decaying or spoiling and prepared for future use

adj lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

“"a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo”
Synonyms:
arid, desiccate
dull
lacking in liveliness or animation

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