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dehydrate

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

dehydrate \de*hy"drate\, verb (used with an object) To deprive of water; to render free from water; as, to dehydrate alcohol; to dehydrate food for preservation.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

dehydrate \de*hy"drate\, verb (used without an object)

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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

dehydrate

verb

1: preserve by removing all water and liquids from; "carry dehydrated food on your camping trip" [syn: {dehydrate}, {desiccate}]

2: remove water from; "All this exercise and sweating has dehydrated me" [syn: {dehydrate}, {desiccate}]

3: lose water or moisture; "In the desert, you get dehydrated very quickly" [syn: {exsiccate}, {dehydrate}, {dry up}, {desiccate}] [ant: {hydrate}]


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