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1solvate

noun sol·vate \ˈsäl-ˌvāt, ˈsl-\

Definition of SOLVATE

:  an aggregate that consists of a solute ion or molecule with one or more solvent molecules; also :  a substance (as a hydrate) containing such ions

Origin of SOLVATE

solvent + 1-ate
First Known Use: 1904

2solvate

transitive verb
sol·vat·edsol·vat·ing

Definition of SOLVATE

:  to make part of a solvate
sol·va·tion \säl-ˈvā-shən, sl-\ noun

First Known Use of SOLVATE

1909

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