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de·hy·drate

dehydrate

 
pronunciation:
di haI dreIt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: dehydrates, dehydrating, dehydrated
definition 1: to remove water from in order to preserve.
Grapes are dehydrated to make raisins.
definition 2: to lose water; dry out.
The body dehydrates quickly during exercise in hot weather.
derivations: dehydration (n.), dehydrator (n.)
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The word dehydrate contains the following parts:
de- Latin prefix that means from; away from; down from; reverse, negate.
synonyms:
dis-, un-
 
hydr, hydro Greek root that means water, hydrogen, liquid
synonyms:
aqu, aqua
 
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).