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Desiccation  [ Botany ]

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Adjective: Desiccated
Desiccation is the state of extreme loss of water. The process of drying out or removal of moisture.
  1. In general, the process of drying up.

  2. In botany: The process of losing water which may occur after a hot, dry weather during period of drought or chemicals. Drying up of; dehydration.

  3. In taxonomy: The process of preserved herbarium plants by removing natural moisture.

  4. In climatology: The prolonged decrease or disappearance of water from a region via evaporation, drainage, or outflow of water. Aridification, due to prolonged drought, lasting many years or decades, sometimes resulting in desertification.

Dessiccant: A desiccant is a hygroscopic substance or chemicals that induces or sustains such a state.





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