desiccation

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Synonyms for desiccation

dryness resulting from the removal of water

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The tree's thickening topmost limbs shadowed and snuffed the lowest branches so that they had begun to dessicate, splinter and crack, rot in places, and drop in pieces of grayed chalky bark and gnarled and curved twig all over the swing, all around the circle of vinca.
This had been vacuum-sealed in plastic, a process that had sucked out the oxygen and liquid, causing it to dessicate.
Demography is far too important a part of social experience to be left to demographers who are too often content to dessicate social experience and "explain" its variation.