from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To remove hydrogen from.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as dehydrogenize.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb (Chem.) To deprive of, or free from, hydrogen.

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  • verb chemistry to remove hydrogen from a substance

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  • verb remove hydrogen from


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de- +‎ hydrogenate


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