anhydrous

adjective

an·​hy·​drous (ˌ)an-ˈhī-drəs How to pronounce anhydrous (audio)
: free from water and especially water of crystallization

Examples of anhydrous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Todd Smith, city manager in Greeneville, Tenn., said 29 workers were hospitalized and 53 evaluated for possibile illnesses after a leak of anhydrous ammonia at the La Quesera Mexicana cheese factory, with 25 still being treated as of noon on Wednesday. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 21 Dec. 2023 Illinois State Police have identified the vehicle and driver believed to be involved in the fatal collision that caused a cargo tank carrying 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia to overturn on U.S. Highway 40 in Illinois last week. Gina Martinez, CBS News, 5 Oct. 2023 The truck was carrying about 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia at the time, according to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. Amy Simonson, CNN, 3 Oct. 2023 Five people who died in an Illinois highway crash succumbed to exposure to a tanker truck's payload, anhydrous ammonia, a toxic chemical used in fertilizer, a coroner said Sunday. Dennis Romero, NBC News, 2 Oct. 2023 Exposure to anhydrous ammonia apparently caused the deaths of five people, including two children, when a tanker truck loaded with the hazardous material overturned on a highway Friday night in a rural Illinois community, according to preliminary findings from the local coroner's office. Bill Hutchinson, ABC News, 2 Oct. 2023 The National Transportation Safety Board has opened a safety investigation into the collision that caused a cargo tank carrying 7,500 gallons of anhydrous ammonia to overturn in Illinois on Friday. Kerry Breen, CBS News, 1 Oct. 2023 This high-quality pre workout powder is formulated with key ingredients such as beta-alanine, creatine monohydrate, and caffeine anhydrous, which work together to enhance endurance, focus, strength, and power. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 11 July 2023 Facilities that store 10,000 pounds or less of anhydrous ammonia are not required to submit reports under the Risk Management Program, so the data does not include accidents at those plants. Casey Tolan, CNN, 4 May 2023 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Greek anydros, from a- + hydōr water — more at water

First Known Use

1802, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of anhydrous was in 1802

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Cite this Entry

“Anhydrous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anhydrous. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

anhydrous

adjective
an·​hy·​drous (ˈ)an-ˈhī-drəs How to pronounce anhydrous (audio)
: free from water

Medical Definition

anhydrous

adjective
an·​hy·​drous (ˈ)an-ˈhī-drəs How to pronounce anhydrous (audio)
: free from water and especially water that is chemically combined in a crystalline substance
anhydrous ammonia
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