[ dee-hahy-dreyt ]
/ di藞ha瑟 dre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路hy路drat路ed, de路hy路drat路ing.
to deprive (a chemical compound) of water or the elements of water.
to free (fruit, vegetables, etc.) from moisture for preservation; dry.
to remove water from (the body or a tissue).
to deprive of spirit, force, or meaning; render less interesting or effectual.
verb (used without object), de路hy路drat路ed, de路hy路drat路ing.
to lose water or moisture: Milk dehydrates easily.
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Origin of dehydrate

First recorded in 1850鈥55; de- + hydrate

synonym study for dehydrate

2. See evaporate.
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How to use dehydrate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dehydrate

/ (di藧藞ha瑟dre瑟t, 藢di藧ha瑟藞dre瑟t) /

to lose or cause to lose water; make or become anhydrous
to lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms in the proportions in which they occur in water, as in a chemical reaction
to lose or deprive of water, as the body or tissues

Derived forms of dehydrate

dehydration, noundehydrator, noun
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Medical definitions for dehydrate

[ d膿-h墨dr膩t鈥 ]

To remove water from; make anhydrous.
To preserve by removing water from something, such as vegetables.
To deplete the bodily fluids of an individual.
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