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dehydrate

verb de·hy·drate \(ˌ)dē-ˈhī-ˌdrāt\

: to remove water or moisture from (something, such as food)

: to lose too much water

Full Definition of DEHYDRATE

transitive verb
1
a :  to remove bound water or hydrogen and oxygen from (a chemical compound) in the proportion in which they form water
b :  to remove water from (as foods)
2
:  to deprive of vitality or savor
intransitive verb
:  to lose water or body fluids
de·hy·dra·tor \-ˌdrā-tər\ noun

Examples of DEHYDRATE

  1. Salt dehydrates the meat and keeps it from spoiling.
  2. Athletes drink lots of water so they don't dehydrate.
  3. Exercising in this heat will dehydrate you.

First Known Use of DEHYDRATE

1876

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dehydrate

verb de·hy·drate \(ˈ)dē-ˈhī-ˌdrāt\   (Medical Dictionary)
de·hy·drat·edde·hy·drat·ing

Medical Definition of DEHYDRATE

transitive verb
1
:  to remove bound water or hydrogen and oxygen from (a chemical compound) in the proportion in which they form water
2
:  to remove water from (as foods)
intransitive verb
:  to lose water or body fluids
de·hy·dra·tor \-ˌdrāt-ər\ noun

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