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

  • intransitive verb To remove water from; make anhydrous.
  • intransitive verb To preserve by removing water from (vegetables, for example). synonym: dry.
  • intransitive verb To deplete the bodily fluids of.
  • intransitive verb To lose water or bodily fluids.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb to lose or remove water; to dry

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

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


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