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ex-sicco (exicc- ), āvi, ātum, 1, v. a.,
I.to dry up, make quite dry (class.).
I. In gen.: “arbores,Cic. Div. 2, 14, 33: “sulcos,Plin. 18, 26, 65, § 242.—Transf., of an abstr. subject: “ebrietas, donec exsiccetur,is exhaled, passes off, Sen. Q. N. 3, 20 fin.Trop.: “spiritus tristis exsiccat ossa,Vulg. Prov. 17, 22.—
II. In partic., to drain dry, to empty a bottle (= epotare, cum aliqua aviditatis significatione): lagenae furtim exsiccatae, Q. Cic. ap. Cic. Fam. 16, 26, 2; for which poet.: “vina culullis,Hor. C. 1, 31, 11; cf. “of the sea: mare,Vulg. Nahum, 1, 4 al.—Hence, * exsiccātus (exicc- ), a, um, P. a., dried up, dry, jejune: “orationis genus,Cic. Brut. 84, 291.
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