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[dee-waw-ter, -wot-er] /diˈwɔ tər, -ˈwɒt ər/
verb (used with object)
to remove the water from; drain; dehydrate.
Origin of dewater
1905-10; de- + water
Related forms
dewaterer, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • dewater cofferdam by pumping clean water into river.
  • dewater excavations, including seepage and precipitation.
  • Cofferdams will be required to dewater the construction area.
  • The contractor shall install government furnished stop logs and dewater the gate areas to accomplish gate installation.
  • Do not dewater stream reaches or temporarily divert streams for construction.
  • With polymer conditioning, filtration cycles may exceed three hours and tend to dewater the core, making core blowout ineffective.
  • These impoundments were used to dewater and store metal hydroxide sludge prior to being removed from the site.
  • dewater excavations by means which will ensure dry excavations and the preservation of final grades of bottoms of excavations.
  • They were able to dewater the vessel and secure the source of the flooding.
  • Do not open up at any time more trench than available pumping facilities are able to dewater.

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