dewater

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de- +‎ water

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dewater (third-person singular simple present dewaters, present participle dewatering, simple past and past participle dewatered)

  1. To remove water from.
    • 2004, David A. Tillman and N. S. Harding, chapter 3, in Fuels of opportunity: characteristics and uses in combustion systems, ISBN 0080441629, page 89:
      In the 20th century, when the mechanical separation of impurities based upon specific gravity separations and the removal of fine coal particles which are difficult to handle and dewater became the technology of choice, the bituminous coal mining industry produced vast quantities of both gob and fines.

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