rehydrate

[ree-hahy-dreyt]

Origin of rehydrate

1920–25; re- + hydrate, on the model of dehydrate
Related formsre·hy·dra·tion, noun
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Word Origin and History for rehydrate
v.

1923, from re- + hydrate (v.). Related: Rehydrated; rehydrating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

rehydrate in Medicine

rehydrate

[rē-hīdrāt′]
v.
  1. To cause rehydration of something.
  2. To replenish the body fluids of an individual.
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