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Definition of dehydrate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    dehydrate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//diːˈhaɪdreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//diːˈhaɪdreɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dehydrate
    BrE BrE//diːˈhaɪdreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//diːˈhaɪdreɪt//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪt//
     
    he / she / it dehydrates
    BrE BrE//diːˈhaɪdreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//diːˈhaɪdreɪts//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪts//
     
    past simple dehydrated
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪtɪd//
     
    past participle dehydrated
    BrE BrE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form dehydrating
    BrE BrE//diːˈhaɪdreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//diːˈhaɪdreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; BrE BrE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌdiːhaɪˈdreɪtɪŋ//
     
    Diet, Unhealthy eating habits
     
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  1. 1[transitive, usually passive] dehydrate something to remove the water from something, especially food, in order to preserve it See related entries: Diet
  2. 2[intransitive, transitive] to lose too much water from your body; to make a person’s body lose too much water Runners can dehydrate very quickly in this heat. dehydrate somebody the dehydrating effects of alcohol See related entries: Diet, Unhealthy eating habits
  3. Word Origin late 19th cent.: from de- (expressing removal) + Greek hudros, hudr- ‘water’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dehydrate