To dry up; to deprive or exhaust of moisture; to preserve by drying; as, to desiccate fish or fruit.
- To dry out thoroughly.
- To preserve (foods) by removing the moisture. See Synonyms at dry.
- To make dry, dull, or lifeless.
- To become dry; dry out.
- Lacking spirit or animation; arid: "There was only the sun-bruised and desiccate feeling in his mind” ( J.R. Salamanca).