- dehydrate ► VERB 1) cause (someone) to lose a large amount of water from their body. 2) remove water from (food) in order to preserve it.DERIVATIVES dehydration noun.ORIGIN from Greek hudros 'water' .
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dehydrate — de*hy drate, v. t. To deprive of water; to render free from water; as, to dehydrate alcohol; to dehydrate food for preservation. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dehydrate — de*hy drate, v. i. 1. to lose water or moisture. [PJC] 2. to lose sufficent water to cause physiological distress; of living organisms; as, victims trapped in the earthquake rubble may dehydrate if not found quickly. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
dehydrate — 1854, from DE (Cf. de ) + HYDRATE (Cf. hydrate) (v.). A chemical term at first, given a broader extension 1880s. Related: Dehydration (1834) … Etymology dictionary
dehydrate — vb desiccate, *dry, parch, bake … New Dictionary of Synonyms
dehydrate — [v] take moisture out of cottonmouth, desiccate, drain, dry, dry out, dry up, evaporate, exsiccate, parch, sear; concepts 250,469 Ant. hydrate, moisten, wet … New thesaurus
dehydrate — [dē hī′drāt΄] vt. dehydrated, dehydrating to remove water from (a compound, substance, body tissues, etc.); dry [foods are dehydrated to preserve them for future use] vi. to lose water; become dry dehydration n. dehydrator n … English World dictionary
dehydrate — [[t]di͟ːhaɪdre͟ɪt, ha͟ɪdreɪt[/t]] dehydrates, dehydrating, dehydrated 1) VERB: usu passive When something such as food is dehydrated, all the water is removed from it, often in order to preserve it. [be V ed] Normally specimens have to be… … English dictionary
dehydrate — UK [ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪt] / US [dɪˈhaɪˌdreɪt] verb Word forms dehydrate : present tense I/you/we/they dehydrate he/she/it dehydrates present participle dehydrating past tense dehydrated past participle dehydrated 1) [intransitive] medical to lose water… … English dictionary
dehydrate — verb 1) alcohol dehydrates the skin Syn: dry (out), desiccate, dehumidify, effloresce See note at dry Ant: hydrate 2) frogs can dehydrate quickly Syn … Thesaurus of popular words
dehydrate — verb Date: 1876 transitive verb 1. a. to remove bound water or hydrogen and oxygen from (a chemical compound) in the proportion in which they form water b. to remove water from (as foods) 2. to deprive of vitality or savor … New Collegiate Dictionary