hydration

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hy·dra·tion

noun \hī-ˈdrā-shən\

Definition of HYDRATION

1
: the act or process of combining or treating with water: as a : the introduction of additional fluid into the body <hydration sometimes helps to reduce the concentration of toxic substances in the tissues> b : a chemical reaction in which water takes part with the formation of only one product <hydration of ethylene to ethyl alcohol>; especially : a reaction in which water takes part in the form of intact molecules
2
: the quality or state of being hydrated; especially : the condition of having adequate fluid in the body tissues

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