[dee-hahy-druh-juh-neyt, dee-hahy-droj-uh-]

verb (used with object), de·hy·dro·gen·at·ed, de·hy·dro·gen·at·ing. Chemistry.

to remove hydrogen from (a compound).

Origin of dehydrogenate

First recorded in 1840–50; de- + hydrogenate
Related formsde·hy·dro·gen·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for dehydrogenation


dehydrogenize or dehydrogenise (diːˈhaɪdrədʒəˌnaɪz)


(tr) to remove hydrogen from
Derived Formsdehydrogenation, dehydrogenization or dehydrogenisation, noun
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dehydrogenation in Medicine


[dē′hī-drŏj′ə-nāshən, dē-hī′drə-jə-]


The removal of hydrogen.
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