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exsiccate

[′ek·sə‚kāt]
(science and technology)
To dry by driving off, or draining of, moisture.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
And many of you, probably, consider that the drying up of the River Euphrates predicted in the sixteenth chapter of Revelation, the effect of which is to be...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....Certainly it is a sign of the times that the Crescent waning before Cross....Surely, then, the conversion of Mohammedans should be a special subject at missionary conferences.