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

  • n. The process of removing water from a substance or compound.
  • n. Excessive loss of water from the body or from an organ or body part, as from illness or fluid deprivation.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem., the removal of water as an element in the composition of a substance.

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

  • n. depletion of bodily fluids
  • n. dryness resulting from the removal of water
  • n. the process of extracting moisture

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