dehydration vs desiccation what difference

what is difference between dehydration and desiccation

English

Etymology

de- +‎ hydration

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːhaɪˈdɹeɪʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /dihaɪˈdɹeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

dehydration (countable and uncountable, plural dehydrations)

  1. The act or process of removing water from something.
  2. The condition in which water in the body drops below normal levels, usually caused by illness, sweating or by not drinking enough.

Synonyms

  • hypohydration

Translations



English

Etymology

Borrowed from Middle French dessiccation, from Late Latin desiccatio, desiccationem, from Latin desicco.

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˌdɛsɪˈkeɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

Noun

desiccation (countable and uncountable, plural desiccations)

  1. (uncountable) The state or process of being desiccated
  2. An act or occurrence of desiccating

Synonyms

  • demoisturization/demoisturisation (rare)

Derived terms

  • desiccational
  • electrodesiccation

Related terms

  • desiccant
  • desiccate
  • desiccator

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