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dehydrate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of dehydrate

  1. 1 to deprive of emotional or intellectual vitality <years of being trapped in a loveless marriage had dehydrated his spirit> Synonyms castrate, damp, dampen, deaden, desiccate, devitalize, enervate, geld, lobotomize, petrify Related Words burn out, debilitate, do in, drain, enfeeble, exhaust, fatigue, sap, tucker (out), undermine, weaken, wear, wear out; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit Near Antonyms arouse, rouse, stir; charge, electrify, galvanize; excite, ferment, fire, foment, incite, inflame (also enflame), instigate, kindle, provoke, spark, trigger, whip (up); abet, boost, buoy, cheer, embolden, fortify, hearten, inspire, lift; reactivate, reanimate, reawake, reawaken, recharge, reenergize, refresh, regenerate, rejuvenate, rekindle, renew, resurrect, resuscitate, revitalize, revive Antonyms brace, energize, enliven, invigorate, quicken, stimulate, vitalize, vivify

  2. 2 to make dry <bought a dehumidifier in order to dehydrate the damp basement> Synonyms dry, desiccate, parch, scorch, searRelated Words dehumidify; drain; evaporate; mummify, shrivel, wither, wizen; air-dry, bakeNear Antonyms bathe, deluge, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, flood, inundate, overflow, saturate, soak, sop, souse, waterlog; damp, dampen, humidify, moisten; rehydrate; dip, dunk, submerge, swampAntonyms hydrate, wash, water, wet





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