having formerly served in the armed forces
noun (pl) -men 1. a man who has served in the army, navy, or air force
noun (pl) -women 1. a woman who has served in the army, navy, or air force
exsiccant ex·sic·cant (ěk-sĭk’ənt) n. Desiccant. ex·sic’cant adj.
[ek-si-key-tuh m] /ˌɛk sɪˈkeɪ təm/ noun, plural exsiccatums, exsiccata [ek-si-key-tuh] /ˌɛk sɪˈkeɪ tə/ (Show IPA). Botany, Mycology. 1. a specimen intentionally dried, especially for herbarium display.