Definition of "dehydration" []

  • The process of removing water from a substance or compound. (noun)
  • Excessive loss of water from the body or from an organ or body part, as from illness or fluid deprivation. (noun)
  • To lose or cause to lose water; make or become anhydrous (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To lose or cause to lose hydrogen atoms and oxygen atoms in the proportions in which they occur in water, as in a chemical reaction (verb)
  • To lose or deprive of water, as the body or tissues (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "dehydration" in a sentence
  • "In addition to all the good stuff that goes with hunting camp, I'm looking forward to being able to get into the woods without the danger of being snake bit, bug bit, inflicted with poison ivy or dehydration from the heat."
  • "Perhaps the dehydration is from extreme exhaustion."
  • "Nobody mentioned mythbusters and their skin dehydration test for measuring the severity of a hangover?"