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[dee-hyoo-mid-uh-fahy or, often, -yoo-] /ˌdi hyuˈmɪd əˌfaɪ or, often, -yu-/
verb (used with object), dehumidified, dehumidifying.
to remove moisture from.
Origin of dehumidify
1920-25; de- + humidify
Related forms
dehumidification, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for dehumidify
  • The work was primarily the removal of debris, and to dry, dehumidify and clean contaminated areas.
  • The units take in atmospheric air and filter it,compress it, and dehumidify it.
  • Some of the new high-efficiency air conditioners do not dehumidify as effectively.
  • It won't dehumidify the air as well as a smaller system would.
  • Liquid-desiccant systems can cost much less than today's state-of-the-art systems used to cool and dehumidify ventilation air.
  • Desiccants dehumidify the air and can be regenerated through heating to drive out the absorbed moisture.
  • For an efficient air conditioning application, the evaporator temperature t e should be low enough to dehumidify the air.
  • Because it produces hot water by extracting heat from the air it tends to dehumidify and cool the room in which it is placed.
  • Air conditioners and heat pumps dehumidify the air as well as cool it.
  • These systems are notorious for consuming more energy than is necessary to properly heat, cool, and dehumidify buildings.
British Dictionary definitions for dehumidify


verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to remove water from (something, esp the air)
Derived Forms
dehumidification, noun
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