dry up

Definitions of dry up
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v lose water or moisture

Synonyms:
dehydrate, desiccate, exsiccate
Antonyms:
hydrate
cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to
hydrate
become hydrated and combine with water
hydrate
supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
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Type of:
dry, dry out
remove the moisture from and make dry

v dry up and shrivel due to complete loss of moisture

Synonyms:
mummify
mummify
remove the organs and dry out (a dead body) in order to preserve it
Type of:
shrink, shrivel, shrivel up, wither
wither, as with a loss of moisture

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