The fixed alkalies destroy all vegetable life, if applied in strong solution or in substance, by dehydrating and dissolving the tissues.
Chloride of zinc is a powerful poison, which may kill by its primary or secondary effects; its local action as a caustic is mainly to be ascribed to its intense affinity for water, dehydrating any tissue with which it comes in contact.
The anhydrous chloride has a great affinity for water, and is used as a dehydrating agent.
Concentrated sulphuric acid has a very great affinity for water, and is therefore an effective dehydrating agent.
The dehydrating agent may be placed in a glass vessel or dish in such a way as to be unseen, or it may be covered with two or three thicknesses of dark gauze or with black cardboard laid loosely over it.
The above list will hopefully give you a few useful examples demonstrating the appropriate usage of "dehydrating" in a variety of sentences. We hope that you will now be able to make sentences using this word.