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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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Word Origin and History for rehydration
n.

1853, from re- + hydration.

rehydrate

v.

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

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rehydration 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.

rehydration re·hy·dra·tion (rē'hī-drā'shən)
n.

  1. The restoration of fluid to a dehydrated substance.

  2. The replenishment of bodily fluids.

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