de·​hy·​dra·​tion | \ ˌdē-ˌhī-ˈdrā-shən How to pronounce dehydration (audio) \

Definition of dehydration

: the process of dehydrating especially : an abnormal depletion of body fluids

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He was treated for dehydration, lack of food and scratches, cuts and bruises and was placed in the custody of the Department of Public Health and Human Services. CBS News, "Officers recall finding buried baby; man says he abandoned boy because he was heavy," 11 July 2018 After the baby was found, he was treated for dehydration and scrapes and bruises. New York Times, "Baby Survives 9 Hours Buried Alive in Montana Woods," 10 July 2018 Medical personnel for Border Patrol gave one underage pregnant woman intravenous fluids for dehydration, and transported her to a hospital for further treatment. Michael Kiefer, azcentral, "What we know about 57 migrants rescued by Border Patrol in Arizona desert," 26 June 2018 After an elderly man in the Klein area was hospitalized for dehydration and heat exhaustion, two deputies used their own money this week to make the man's home a safer place during Houston summers. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Deputies buy new air conditioner for elderly man in need," 15 June 2018 Bad balance, on the other hand, may stem from a wide variety of health issues, ranging from dehydration and low blood pressure to inner ear disorders and Parkinson's disease. Barbara Brody, Good Housekeeping, "5 Signs Your Body is Aging Faster Than It Should Be," 28 Feb. 2019 One important thing to look at is water intake, as dehydration can cause headaches. Amy Marturana, SELF, "What Your Headaches Can Tell You About Your Health," 29 Dec. 2018 Because newborn horses can die in high temperatures from dehydration, especially without a mother’s milk, the foal was removed and treated at another location, where group members are caring for it. Kimberly Rapanut, azcentral, "Volunteers nursing abandoned wild Salt River foal back to health," 5 July 2018 His wife, singer Faith Hill, told the crowd that McGraw was suffering from dehydration during a C2C concert in Dublin. Cindy Watts, USA TODAY, "Tim McGraw collapses on stage while performing in Ireland," 12 Mar. 2018

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1854, in the meaning defined above

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de·​hy·​dra·​tion | \ ˌdē-hī-ˈdrā-shən How to pronounce dehydration (audio) \

Medical Definition of dehydration

: the process of dehydrating especially : an abnormal depletion of body fluids

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