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

transitive verb

: to remove moisture from
dehumidify the air

Examples of dehumidify in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For a dehumidifier that is equipped to handle a variety of dehumidifying needs, consider this one from Midea. Jenna Clark, Southern Living, 31 July 2023 The dehumidifying process is fairly simple: A fan draws air in and passes it over a cooling coil. Jenna Clark, Southern Living, 31 July 2023 Others grew mold despite the staff’s best efforts to fend it off—which, when the papers are pulled from cold storage, requires some combination of freezing, dehumidifying, and physically removing spores. Megan Greenwell, WIRED, 27 June 2023 The fan mode offers multiple speeds to choose from, while the dehumidifying mode can be used during rainy and damp days to remove excess moisture from the air. Amy Schulman, Peoplemag, 12 June 2023 This unit is extremely affordable, and still has the ability to both cool and dehumidify your space. Andrea Wurzburger, Better Homes & Gardens, 14 Apr. 2023 The dehumidifying mode helps decrease the moisture in a room by cycling the air through the machine and removing excess water droplets. Samantha Jones, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Mar. 2023 Joining the AirDresser is the Bespoke Showdresser, a vertical single-column appliance that uses powerful jets of air to dehumidify your shoes and uses a UV deodorizing filter to remove viruses and bacteria from your footwear without harming the material. Dave Johnson, Forbes, 13 May 2021 Touted for performance and portability, Pro Breeze Electronic Dehumidifier is a great option for anyone looking to dehumidify a small space like a closet, garage, or RV. Adria Greenhauff, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dehumidify was in 1927

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“Dehumidify.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


de·​hu·​mid·​i·​fy ˌdē-hyü-ˈmid-ə-ˌfī How to pronounce dehumidify (audio)
: to remove moisture from (as the air)
dehumidifier noun
dehumidification noun

Medical Definition


transitive verb
de·​hu·​mid·​i·​fy ˌdē-hyü-ˈmid-ə-ˌfī, ˌdē-yü- How to pronounce dehumidify (audio)
dehumidified; dehumidifying
: to remove moisture from (as air)
dehumidification noun
dehumidifier noun

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