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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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