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Definition of "desiccation" [des•ic•ca•tion]

  • The state or process of being desiccated (noun)
  • An act or occurrence of desiccating (noun)

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Use "desiccation" in a sentence
  • "The rdar and the bdar strains were found to be equally tolerant to disinfectants, while the rdar strain was found to be more tolerant to long-term desiccation and nutrient depletion in biofilm than the bdar strain."
  • "WASHINGTON - Networks of giant polygonal troughs etched across crater basins on Mars have been identified as desiccation cracks caused by evaporating lakes, providing further evidence of a warmer, wetter Martian past."
  • "Networks of giant polygonal troughs etched across crater basins on Mars have been identified as desiccation cracks caused by evaporating lakes, providing further evidence of a warmer, wetter martian past."