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dehydrate

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verb de·hy·drate \(ˌ)dē-ˈhī-ˌdrāt\

Simple Definition of dehydrate

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

  • : to lose too much water

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of dehydrate

  1. transitive verb
  2. 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)

  3. 2 :  to deprive of vitality or savor

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to lose water or body fluids

dehydrator play \-ˌdrā-tər\ noun

Examples of dehydrate in a sentence

  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.



1876

First Known Use of dehydrate

1876

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DEHYDRATE Defined for Kids

dehydrate

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verb de·hy·drate \dē-ˈhī-ˌdrāt\

Definition of dehydrate for Students

dehydrateddehydrating

  1. 1 :  to take water from (as foods) <dehydrate fruit>

  2. 2 :  to lose water or body fluids <Athletes should avoid dehydrating.>

dehydration \ˌdē-ˌhī-ˈdrā-shən\ noun



Medical Dictionary

dehydrate

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verb de·hy·drate \(ˈ)dē-ˈhī-ˌdrāt\

Medical Definition of dehydrate

dehydrated; dehydrating

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

  3. :  to remove bound water or hydrogen and oxygen from (a chemical compound) in the proportion in which they form water

  4. 2:  to remove water from (as foods)

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to lose water or body fluids

dehydrator \-ˌdrāt-ər\play noun




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