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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. to lose or remove water; to dry

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to lose water or moisture.
  • intransitive v. to lose sufficent water to cause physiological distress; -- of living organisms
  • transitive v. To deprive of water; to render free from water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To deprive of or free from water.
  • To lose water.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. lose water or moisture
  • v. remove water from
  • v. preserve by removing all water and liquids from

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