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dehydrate

de·hy·drate

dehydrate

 
pronunciation:
di haI dreIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dehydrated, dehydrates, dehydrating
definition 1: to remove water from (fruits, vegetables, or other foods) for preservation.
similar words:
dry, evaporate
definition 2: to remove water or the elements of water from (a chemical compound).
antonyms:
hydrate
definition 3: to cause (the body or bodily tissues) to lose water.
antonyms:
hydrate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to lose water; dry out.
antonyms:
hydrate
derivations: dehydration (n.), dehydrator (n.)
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-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).