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Definition of "dehydrate" [de•hy•drate]

  • To remove water from; make anhydrous. (verb-transitive)
  • To preserve by removing water from (vegetables, for example). See Synonyms at dry. (verb-transitive)
  • To deplete the bodily fluids of: The hot weather dehydrated the runners. (verb-transitive)
  • To lose water or bodily fluids. (verb-intransitive)

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.

Use "dehydrate" in a sentence
  • "Place meat strips on a rack so that they do not touch each other, and dehydrate for 6 to 8 hours in the oven, or until desired consistency is achieved ..."
  • "You can dehydrate let them dry or just place them in the oven with"
  • "Also Imay have to go to jail/prison where I will dehydrate & die."