exsiccate

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exsiccate

[′ek·sə‚kāt]
(science and technology)
To dry by driving off, or draining of, moisture.
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By special contrivances, it would seem as if the auto-icons breathed and as if their voices, lent by actors, issued from their own mouths; since the skin on their faces "would be rendered of a more or less brownish hue," as a result of "the process of exsiccation," they would need to wear stage makeup.
the Eastern kingdoms finding their way to Christ, is now fulfilling in the exsiccation and absorption of the Mohammedan power as a political ruling power.