dehydrate Definition

  • 1to remove water or moisture from something
  • 2to lose water or moisture, and become dry

Using dehydrate: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "dehydrate" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sun dehydrated the soil.

  • Example

    Athletes need to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.

  • Example

    The fruit is dehydrated to preserve it for longer.

dehydrate Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for dehydrate

Antonyms for dehydrate

Phrases with dehydrate

  • food that has had its water content removed to preserve it


    Dehydrated food is a great option for camping trips.

  • skin that lacks moisture and appears dry or flaky


    Using a moisturizer can help prevent dehydrated skin.

  • dehydrated fruits and vegetables

    fruits and vegetables that have been dried to remove their water content


    Dehydrated fruits and vegetables are a healthy snack option.

Origins of dehydrate

from Greek 'hýdōr' meaning 'water'


Summary: dehydrate in Brief

'Dehydrate' [dee-hahy-dreyt] means to remove water or moisture from something, or to lose water and become dry. It can refer to soil, food, or even the human body. Examples include 'The sun dehydrated the soil,' and 'Athletes need to drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.' 'Dehydrate' is often used in the context of preserving food, as in 'dehydrated fruits and vegetables.'