|Flashcards: Latin Derivatives|
(tr.) 1) to dry thoroughly; 2) to preserve food by drying; (intr.) 3) to become thoroughly dry
Before leaving for four days of backpacking in the mountains, they desiccated apricots, peaches, bananas, and apples.
Related English words: desiccant (a drying agent), desiccation
Latin root words: siccitas, siccitatis, f. - dryness; siccus, sicca, siccum - dry; sicco, siccare, siccavi, siccatus - to dry, dry up, make dry