aldehyde hydrate


Definition of aldehyde hydrate

: any compound (as chloral hydrate) formed by the union of an aldehyde with water and having the general formula RCH(OH)2

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of aldehyde hydrate

1871, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aldehyde hydrate

Time Traveler for aldehyde hydrate

Time Traveler

The first known use of aldehyde hydrate was in 1871

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aldehyde hydrate

Cite this Entry

“Aldehyde hydrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

Comments on aldehyde hydrate

What made you want to look up aldehyde hydrate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Musical Words Quiz

  • gramophone
  • Which word describes a musical performance marked by the absence of instrumental accompaniment?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!