What is the present tense of “dessicate”!

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The present tense form of 'dessicate' is dessicate or dessicates. Example: The dehumidifier dessicates the air in the room. (The dehumidifier dessicates the air in the room.)

Definition of “dessicate”

  • to remove moisture from something
  • to dry out completely

Tense sentence structure and examples:

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Notes from a Native English Speaker

Here are the general structures of a present and past participle. Remember, some verbs have an irregular form and may not follow this structure: Present Participle: [Verb] -ing Past Participle: [Verb] -ed

Present Simpledessicate
Present Continuousare dessicating
Present Perfecthave dessicated
Present Simple
The simple present tense is used to describe habitual, regular, or general facts.
Subject + Verb + (Object)

Example

The desert plants dessicate quickly in the arid climate.

Example

We dessicate the food to extend its shelf life.

Present Continuous
The present continuous tense is used to describe actions happening at the moment of speaking or future plans.
Subject + am/is/are + Present Participle + (Object)

Example

The sun is dessicating the soil in the garden.

Example

They are dessicating the wood to prevent rot.

Present Perfect
The present perfect tense is used to indicate actions completed at some point in the past but relevant to the present.
Subject + have/has + Past Participle + (Object)

Example

He has dessicated the herbs to preserve their flavor.

Example

They have dessicated the samples for analysis.

dessicate Subject-Verb Agreement

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Notes from a Native English Speaker

Subject-verb agreement means that a subject and its verb match. They’re either both plural or both singular. A singular subject takes a singular verb. - Example: The cat is sleeping. A plural subject takes a plural verb. - Example: The cats are sleeping.

In the present tense, 'dessicate' follows the typical rule of adding 's' when the subject is third person singular (he, she, it), but it remains the same for all other subjects (first person, second person, and plural subjects).
Singular First Person (I)dessicate
Singular Second Person (You)dessicate
Singular Third Person (He/She/It)dessicates
Plural (We/You/They)dessicate

Example

I dessicate the fruits.

Example

You dessicate the fruits.

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He dessicates the fruits.

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She dessicates the fruits.

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It dessicates the fruits.

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We dessicate the fruits.

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You dessicate the fruits.

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They dessicate the fruits.

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