hexa·​hy·​drate ˌhek-sə-ˈhī-ˌdrāt How to pronounce hexahydrate (audio)
: a chemical compound with six molecules of water

Examples of hexahydrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Try antiperspirants with 10% to 20% aluminum chloride hexahydrate. Amanda MacMillan, Health, 25 Nov. 2023 These include aluminum chloride, aluminum trichloride, aluminum hexahydrate, aluminum zirconium trichlorohydrex glycine, aluminum zirconium tetrachlorohydrex glycine, aluminum chlorohydrate, and aluminum hydroxy bromide. Melanie Rud, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 Aluminum chloride hexahydrate, the active ingredient in antiperspirants, can help reduce sweating. Cathy Cassata, Health, 29 July 2023 Doctors eventually diagnosed her with hyperhidrosis of the vulva and had her use Drysol (a strong topical treatment of aluminum chloride hexahydrate, which helps close sweat ducts). Korin Miller, SELF, 3 Apr. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hexahydrate was in 1908

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“Hexahydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexahydrate. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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