de·​hu·​mid·​i·​fy | \ ˌdē-hyü-ˈmi-də-ˌfī How to pronounce dehumidify (audio) , ˌdē-yü- \
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-​hyü-​ˌmi-​də-​fə-​ˈkā-​shən How to pronounce dehumidification (audio) , ˌdē-​yü-​ \ noun
dehumidifier \ ˌdē-​hyü-​ˈmi-​də-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce dehumidifier (audio) , ˌdē-​yü-​ \ noun

Examples of dehumidify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Restoring K-State's fire-damaged Hale Library will take a long time," 6 June 2018 Still, by dehumidifying the air, some vog components may be pulled out of the air. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Hawaiian vacation planned but you're worried about air quality? Go.," 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, "State releases documents on cause of deadly…," 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, "At Chernobyl, Hints of Nature’s Adaptation MAY 5, 2014," 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 5 Jul. 2020.

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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 dehumidification (audio) \ noun
dehumidifier \ -​ˈmid-​ə-​ˌfī(-​ə)r How to pronounce dehumidifier (audio) \ noun

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