rehydrate

[ ree-hahy-dreyt ]
/ riˈhaɪ dreɪt /

verb (used with object), re·hy·drat·ed, re·hy·drat·ing.

to restore moisture or fluid to (something dehydrated).

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Origin of rehydrate

1920–25; re- + hydrate, on the model of dehydrate

OTHER WORDS FROM rehydrate

re·hy·dra·tion, noun
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Medical definitions for rehydrate

rehydrate
[ rē-hīdrāt′ ]

v.

To cause rehydration of something.
To replenish the body fluids of an individual.
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