de·​wa·​ter (ˌ)dē-ˈwȯ-tər How to pronounce dewater (audio)
dewatered; dewatering; dewaters

transitive verb

: to remove water from
dewaterer noun

Examples of dewater in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Emory oaks that had been drying out as Resolution dewaters the underground shafts were reviving, their leaves fleshing out and appearing healthier as water seeped into the ground. The Arizona Republic, 29 Feb. 2024 That process, meant to dewater the mining zone so workers and equipment can enter the mountain, worries Patagonia residents like Carolyn Shafer. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 8 Sep. 2023 An Arizona State University water policy expert doubts the nation would allow the states to dewater the river within the U.S. now, even though this country and Mexico allowed that to happen in the formerly lush delta south of the border during the last century. Brandon Loomis, The Arizona Republic, 30 June 2023 The Pensées, however, was submerged near the harbor despite attempts to dewater it with pumps. Timothy Fanning, San Antonio Express-News, 5 July 2022 The additional power requirements to dewater that water and cool the tunnels, which at 180 degrees are too hot for human survival, would require about 24 megawatts. Debra Utacia Krol, azcentral, 13 Mar. 2020 But there’s nothing that will sway GBRA from the Sept. 16 deadline to start dewatering, Patteson said. Josh Baugh,, 4 Sep. 2019 Meanwhile the city drained and dewatered itself to build bigger. Adam Rogers, WIRED, 12 July 2019 Kurtz Brothers also has been mining thousands of tons of sediment from the Port's containment dikes, cleaning and dewatering the material, and trucking it off the dike for sale to off-site projects. James F. McCarty,, 10 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dewater was circa 1909

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“Dewater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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