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rehydrate

[ree-hahy-dreyt] /riˈhaɪ dreɪt/
verb (used with object), rehydrated, rehydrating.
1.
to restore moisture or fluid to (something dehydrated).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; re- + hydrate, on the model of dehydrate
Related forms
rehydration, noun
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Examples from the web for rehydrate
  • But rare is the farmer still willing to dry and rehydrate it.
  • The ability to artificially rehydrate the organisms suggests that they were never been naturally rehydrated.
  • Avoid planning too many activities in a single day, and take regular breaks to rest, eat and rehydrate.
  • When prepared according to package directions, all ingredients shall adequately rehydrate.
  • They often have to leave their perches to rehydrate themselves with ground moisture.
  • When one is becoming dehydrated obviously the best way to fight it is to rehydrate.
  • Animals that have dried up, laying in wait, rehydrate and continue their lives.
  • The moisture status of the tree determines its ability to rehydrate when re-cut and displayed in water.
  • The treatment of dehydration is to rehydrate the body.
Word Origin and History for rehydrate
v.

1923, from re- + hydrate (v.). Related: Rehydrated; rehydrating.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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rehydrate in Medicine

rehydrate re·hy·drate (rē-hī'drāt')
v. re·hy·drat·ed, re·hy·drat·ing, re·hy·drates

  1. To cause rehydration of something.

  2. To replenish the body fluids of an individual.

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