Definition of rehydrate in English:

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Pronunciation: /rēˈhīˌdrāt/


Absorb or cause to absorb moisture after dehydration: [with object]: the slides were rehydrated in water
More example sentences
  • Survival after dehydration was improved by rehydrating the dry seeds at elevated temperatures of around 35°C.
  • These food, medicine and drink powder rations can be safely rehydrated with even dirty water.
  • Drinking at least two litres of water a day will rehydrate your skin.



Example sentences
  • The commercial triumphs he's nurtured include sweet-scented and rehydratable modelling clay.
  • The rehydratable gels can be stored at room temperature for long periods of time.
  • Rehydratable and bite-sized packaging materials are packaged using modified atmosphere techniques.


Pronunciation: /ˌrēhīˈdrāSHən/
Example sentences
  • A number of children were among those admitted with severe symptoms of diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps but all were discharged following rehydration with fluids and treatment with antibiotics.
  • A spokesman said: ‘Water is perfect for rehydration and is provided in every classroom.’
  • Oral rehydration is indicated for patients who are mildly to moderately dehydrated; intravenous therapy may be required for more severe dehydration.

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Syllabification: re·hy·drate

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