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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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