hexa·​hy·​drate | \ ˌhek-sə-ˈhī-ˌdrāt How to pronounce hexahydrate (audio) \

Definition of hexahydrate

: a chemical compound with six molecules of water

Examples of hexahydrate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "What to Do if You’re Extremely Sweaty in the General Vicinity of Your Vagina," 3 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of hexahydrate

1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Hexahydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hexahydrate. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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