Definition of Dehydration

1. Noun. Dryness resulting from the removal of water.

Exact synonyms: Desiccation
Generic synonyms: Dryness, Waterlessness, Xerotes
Derivative terms: Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Desiccate, Desiccate, Desiccate

2. Noun. Depletion of bodily fluids.
Generic synonyms: Thirst, Thirstiness
Derivative terms: Dehydrate, Dehydrate

3. Noun. The process of extracting moisture.
Exact synonyms: Desiccation, Drying Up, Evaporation
Generic synonyms: Extraction
Specialized synonyms: Freeze-drying, Lyophilisation, Lyophilization, Inspissation
Group relationships: Plastination
Derivative terms: Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Dehydrate, Desiccate, Desiccate, Evaporate

Definition of Dehydration

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

Definition of Dehydration

1. Noun. The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed. ¹

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Definition of Dehydration

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Medical Definition of Dehydration

1. The condition that results from excessive loss of body water. Synonym: anhydration, deaquation, hypohydration. Origin: L. De = away, Gr. Hydor = water This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dehydration

dehydrated alcohol
dehydrated food
dehydrated foods
dehydration (current term)
dehydration-condensation reaction
dehydration fever
dehydration reaction
dehydroacetic acid

Literary usage of Dehydration

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1. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1908)
"dehydration by Means of Anhydrous Sodium Sulphate.— The change in the relative stability of sodium sulphate decahydrate and anhydrous salt in presence of ..."

2. The Elements of Vegetable Histology by Charles William Ballard (1921)
"dehydration.—Paraffin or collodion may be used as a supporting medium in the infiltration process, but as both of these substances are immiscible with water ..."

3. The American Petroleum Industry by Raymond Foss Bacon, William Allen Hamor (1916)
"2 On the dehydration of tar for spraying, macadam and pitch grouting, sec CHAMBERS, /. Gas Ltg., 132, 261; and WARDELL, ibid., ..."

4. Clays: Their Occurrence, Properties, and Uses, with Especial Reference to by Heinrich Ries (1908)
"dehydration.—The dehydration of a clay is produced in several ways, ... dehydration of a clay or shale is often caused by the burning out of adjacent coal ..."

5. The War Garden Victorious by Charles Lathrop Pack (1919)
"Mr. Sweet was selected by Mr. Hoover as head of the dehydration section of the United States Food Administration, and has more recently, in association with ..."

6. Coal-tar and Ammonia by Georg Lunge (1916)
"dehydration of Tar. — EV Chambers (./. Gas Lighting, 1915, cxxxii., p. 261) states that by means of a ... The dehydration is complete when working at 260°. ..."

7. Asphalts and Allied Substances: Their Occurrence, Modes of Production, Uses by Herbert Abraham (1920)
"The process by which this is accomplished is known as " dehydration." The expulsion of water is brought about by heating the asphalt in a suitable open ..."

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