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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdesiccationdes‧ic‧ca‧tion /ˌdesɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]  DRY technical the process of becoming completely dry
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desiccationHe puts the variation down to pigeon damage and heavy rains after desiccation.The funerary archaeologist has to be certain of the differences between desiccation and chemical preservation: embalming.Unprotected in the desert, they would lose so much water by evaporation that they would quickly die of desiccation.Indeed, in order to develop properly, brine shrimp eggs have to undergo a period of desiccation.In this way the timbers will be protected from repeated desiccation and expansion, potentially a grave danger to such ancient wood.The same note of emotional catharsis was sounded by the Romantic poets in general, after the desiccation of late neoclassicism.Insects can also lose heat by evaporation from their spiracles, but this may lead to desiccation.Perhaps this is a response to desiccation.
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