(Latin: from, away from, off; down; wholly, entirely, utterly, complete; reverse the action of, undo; the negation or reversal of the notion expressed in the primary or root word)
2. To taste or ro savor carefully and appreciatively.
2. Taking a small amount of food or drink into the mouth to test the taste of its quality.
2. To rupture or to break open, as a surgical wound: "A surgical wound may partially or completely dehisce after surgery, depending upon whether some or all of the layers of tissue come open."
3. To burst open, as capsules of plants; to gape.
4. Etymology: from Latin dehiscere, "to split open", and from hiscere, "to gape, to yawn"; from Latin hiare, "to yawn".
2. A rupture, bursting open, or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents: "A dehiscence is a complication of surgery which take place in a secondary to poor wound healing."
"Risk factors of dehiscences include diabetes, advanced age, obesity, and trauma during the post-surgical period."3. Etymology: from Latin dehiscere, "to split open"; from hiscere, "to gape, to yawn", and from Latin hiare, "to yawn".
The word dehiscence is one of the most vexing words in the surgeon's vocabulary. When a post-operation patient has a dehiscence, one or more of the tissue layers of the incision have come apart. In a worst scenario, underlying organs; such as, the gut, lung, etc. bulge out of the wound.
2. A reference to the splitting open of a partially healed surgery: "There are times when a surgical incision which has been closed with sutures or clips becomes a dehiscent wound when it breaks open before it heals."
"When a bully attacks a person, he or she is exhibiting the dehumanization of another person."
2. To make less humid or to remove atmospheric moisture from something or a place.
2. To remove moisture from food as a way of preserving it (vegetables, for example).
3. To deplete the bodily fluids of: The hot weather dehydrated some of the runners so much, that several of them had to quit.
4. To lose water or bodily fluids.
3. Describing a food that has been prepared from a powdered soup mix.
2. The process of removing water from a food product in order to preserve it or to make it more portable.
3. Excessive loss of water from the body or from an organ or body part, as a result of illness or fluid deprivation.
A condition in which there is an excessive loss of water from the body tissues, caused by such factors as prolonged diarrhea or fever, repeated vomiting, and excessive perspiration or urination. Extreme dehydration may lead to shock or even death.