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desiccate
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  • He was in a state of irritation natural to a gentleman of fine parts who had been snubbed in a benevolent attempt to confer a distinction upon a young woman of inferior characteristics, and the insinuating sympathy of this somewhat desiccated matron appeared to offer him no practical relief.

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  • Their desiccated remains were found in the old lake bed.
  • a desiccate romance

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