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dehydrate

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verb de·hy·drate \(ˈ)dē-ˈhī-ˌdrāt\

Medical Definition of dehydrate

de·hy·drat·edde·hy·drat·ing

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to remove bound water or hydrogen and oxygen from (a chemical compound) in the proportion in which they form water

  3. 2:  to remove water from (as foods)

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to lose water or body fluids

  6. de·hy·dra·tor \-ˌdrāt-ər\play noun





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