de·​hu·​mid·​i·​fy | \ ˌdē-(h)yü-ˈmi-də-ˌfī How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) \
dehumidified; dehumidifying; dehumidifies

Definition of dehumidify

transitive verb

: to remove moisture from dehumidify the air

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Other Words from dehumidify

dehumidification \ ˌdē-​(h)yü-​ˌmi-​də-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) \ noun
dehumidifier \ ˌdē-​(h)yü-​ˈmi-​də-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) \ noun

Examples of dehumidify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Frigidaire pumps out 10,000 BTU for 450 square feet of coverage with three fan speeds and and the ability to dehumidify the room at a rate of 3 pints per hour. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 24 May 2021 Hundreds of workers are on the Manhattan campus assisting in the cleanup: removing ceiling tiles and other debris, dehumidifying the building and recovering collections. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, 6 June 2018 Still, by dehumidifying the air, some vog components may be pulled out of the air. Susan Scutti, CNN, 10 May 2018 The rain likely led to other water infiltration issues on the second floor of the building when 10 units had mold removal and dehumidifying treatments in 2006. Matthias Gafni, The Mercury News, 1 June 2017 So inside and out, the arch is covered in stainless steel, and dehumidified air will be circulated around the structure’s steel trusses to prevent rust. Henry Fountain, New York Times, 26 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of dehumidify

1927, in the meaning defined above

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“Dehumidify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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de·​hu·​mid·​i·​fy | \ ˌdē-hyü-ˈmi-də-ˌfī How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) \
dehumidified; dehumidifying

Kids Definition of dehumidify

: to take moisture from (as the air)

Other Words from dehumidify

dehumidifier noun


transitive verb
de·​hu·​mid·​i·​fy | \ ˌdē-hyü-ˈmid-ə-ˌfī, ˌdē-yü- How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) \
dehumidified; dehumidifying

Medical Definition of dehumidify

: to remove moisture from (as air)

Other Words from dehumidify

dehumidification \ -​ˌmid-​ə-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) \ noun
dehumidifier \ -​ˈmid-​ə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) \ noun

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