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verb[WITH OBJECT]often as adjective dehydrated
1 Cause (a person or a person's body) to lose a large amount of water.‘his body temperature was high, and he had become dehydrated’
dry up, dry out, lose water, become dryView synonyms
- ‘I'm dehydrated, but I can't stand the thought of water.’
- ‘When you're dehydrated, your skin is one of the first organs to show it.’
- ‘Have a glass of water with your meals instead of caffeinated drinks like soda and coffee, which dehydrate the body.’
- ‘The rumor that coffee dehydrates people lacks scientific support.’
- ‘The more water you drink, the less dehydrated you will become, and the less severe your hangover will be.’
- ‘If your child is dehydrated, it is important to replace lost body fluids right away.’
- ‘Use composite dressings cautiously if the patient is dehydrated or has fragile skin.’
- ‘He was dehydrated, his throat was swelling, and he had lost blood.’
- ‘Yes, if the athlete is dehydrated, any water will accomplish that, dumbo!’
- ‘If you're dehydrated, your body may not recover as quickly after a workout (leaving you sore longer).’
- ‘If you are dehydrated, the test will overestimate your body fat by as much as 3 percentage points.’
- ‘Many athletes and the general norm of people are dehydrated without being aware they are.’
- ‘Coffee can also dehydrate you, so counter its effects by drinking water.’
- ‘The fact that it was so warm caught a lot of people out and I was dehydrated rather than anything else.’
- ‘The doctor suggested she lie on her side and drink two large glasses of water to make sure she wasn't dehydrated.’
- ‘There were people being sick and confined to their rooms and lots of people were dehydrated.’
- ‘Thus, when a person is dehydrated by more than 2% of body weight, both heart rate and body temperature are elevated during exercise.’
- ‘You know that you can't live long without water, but how do you know if you're dehydrated?’
- ‘75 percent of Americans are chronically dehydrated - mainly because your body is low on water long before your thirst response alerts you.’
- ‘My best friend passed out on the dance floor and that was the only way she was able to get a glass of water, when she was totally dehydrated.’
- 1.1[no object] Lose a large amount of water from the body.
- ‘When my body can dehydrate and lose its water just like the land drying up.’
- ‘If these minerals are heated, they will dehydrate and lose their water of hydration.’
- ‘The w profiles in the plant were affected by these soil w, becoming more negative as the soil dehydrated, but recovering when water was resupplied.’
- 1.2 Remove water from (food) in order to preserve and store it.‘dehydrated mashed potatoes’
dry, dry up, dry out, desiccate, make dry, dehumidify, remove the moisture fromView synonyms
- ‘He grimaced at the thought of eating dehydrated food; I described the simple pleasure of drinking ice-cold water from a mountain stream.’
- ‘It is susceptible to noble rot or Botrytis (the fungus that attacks certain ripe grapes and dehydrates them so that they give wines of immense richness and sweetness).’
- ‘The goal here is essentially to dehydrate the vegetables and caramelize the outside at the same time.’
- ‘Well, usually when you take the skin off it can be preserved in a number of different ways and very often it's salted and that dehydrates it to preserve it and stop bacteria decomposing it.’
- ‘The reason behind this is that salt effectively dehydrates the polymer by disruption of hydrogen bonding with water, similar to the effect of increasing temperatures.’
- ‘I expect to lose half a stone, as I'll only be eating dehydrated food and getting water every 10 kilometres.’
- ‘These sulfur-containing additives are used as preservatives in dried fruits, wines, and dehydrated potato products like mashed potato flakes.’
- ‘One division of my business harvests and dehydrates fruits and vegetables for use in papermaking formulas.’
- ‘They also pack dehydrated foods like dried fruit and mashed potatoes.’
- ‘At the far extreme of technology, meat is dehydrated by freeze-drying to provide lightweight military rations.’
- ‘He then used a vacuuming process to dehydrate this softened grain, leaving behind a thick, sweet goo.’
- ‘Making pasta from zucchini or dehydrating fruits is time-consuming, and many raw meals can take days to prepare.’
- ‘The most dehydrated grapes in the press may not in any case yield juice until being pressed twice or three times.’
Late 19th century: from de- (expressing removal) + Greek hudōr, hudr- water.
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