dehydrate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dē-hī'drāt), [key]
— v., -drat•ed, -drat•ing.
  1. to deprive (a chemical compound) of water or the elements of water.
  2. to free (fruit, vegetables, etc.) from moisture for preservation; dry.
  3. to remove water from (the body or a tissue).
  4. to deprive of spirit, force, or meaning; render less interesting or effectual.
  1. to lose water or moisture: Milk dehydrates easily.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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