desiccation

Definitions of desiccation
  1. noun
    the process of extracting moisture
    synonyms: dehydration, drying up, evaporation
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    types:
    freeze-drying, lyophilisation, lyophilization
    a method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes
    inspissation
    the process of thickening by dehydration
    type of:
    extraction
    the process of obtaining something from a mixture or compound by chemical or physical or mechanical means
  2. noun
    dryness resulting from the removal of water
    synonyms: dehydration
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    type of:
    dryness, waterlessness, xerotes
    the condition of not containing or being covered by a liquid (especially water)
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