Dehydration
Dehydration De`hy*dra"tion, n. (Chem.) The act or process of freeing from water; also, the condition of a body from which the water has been removed. [1913 Webster]

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  • dehydration — n. 1) loss or deficiency of water in body tissues. The condition may result from inadequate water intake and/or from excessive removal of water from the body; for example, by sweating, vomiting, or diarrhoea. Symptoms include great thirst, nausea …   The new mediacal dictionary

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  • dehydration — A condition caused by the loss of too much water from the body. Severe diarrhea or vomiting can cause dehydration …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • dehydration — dehydrate ► VERB 1) cause (someone) to lose a large amount of water from their body. 2) remove water from (food) in order to preserve it. DERIVATIVES dehydration noun. ORIGIN from Greek hudros water …   English terms dictionary

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