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