hydrate

noun
hy·​drate | \ ˈhī-ˌdrāt How to pronounce hydrate (audio) \

Definition of hydrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a compound formed by the union of water with some other substance

hydrate

verb
hydrated; hydrating

Definition of hydrate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to cause to take up or combine with water or the elements of water
2 : to supply with ample fluid or moisture hydrates and softens the skin

intransitive verb

: to become a hydrate

Other Words from hydrate

Verb

hydration \ hī-​ˈdrā-​shən How to pronounce hydrate (audio) \ noun
hydrator \ ˈhī-​ˌdrā-​tər How to pronounce hydrate (audio) \ noun

Examples of hydrate in a Sentence

Verb lotions and creams that hydrate the skin Drink fluids to hydrate the body.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun From its lotions to diaper cream, its products hydrate and seal in moisture to protect the skin barrier. Tanya Klich, Forbes, 10 Dec. 2021 It’s formulated with iris pallida and May Rose wax to brighten, hydrate, protect, and soften the skin at once. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 8 Dec. 2021 After cleansing, hydrate and refine your skin with the Vitamin C+E Serum from No B.S. Skincare. Sarah Hoffmann, Allure, 28 Nov. 2021 The eye treatment's ingredient list is nearly identical to its original formula, made of probiotic extracts and superfoods like caffeine, aloe, and watermelon that hydrate and cool tired under eyes, while reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Zarah Kavarana, Health.com, 26 Nov. 2021 Infusion of hemp extracts soothe, calm, and hydrate. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 6 Nov. 2021 Cover bowl with a clean kitchen towel and set aside for at least 20 minutes and up to an hour to let flour hydrate. Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 Like its trendy counterpart, hyaluronic acid, glycerin falls in the latter category, and both hydrate skin by attracting water to themselves like a skin-care magnet. Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 5 Nov. 2021 Unlike other fragrance brands, the aroma also includes apricot oil, castor oil, and grapeseed oil to moisturize, hydrate, and restore the skin. Essence, 19 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Bader's leave-in is formulated with rambutan fruit extract to hydrate the scalp, shikakai extract to soften the hair, biotin to prevent shedding, and vitamin B5 for moisture and softness. Nateisha Scott, Allure, 28 Dec. 2021 The set has a best-selling almond scented body oil, hand cream, and milk concentrate that all hydrate the skin, leaving it silky soft. Taylor Lane, PEOPLE.com, 22 Dec. 2021 Her nourishing MahaMask uses rich turmeric butter and amla oil, derived from the Indian gooseberry tree, to hydrate parched skin. New York Times, 16 Dec. 2021 Once melted, the nourishing balm can be applied to the body to hydrate the skin. Bridget Arsenault, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 The powerful sleep mask uses a blend of AHAs and microalgae to work hard at night to hydrate, tighten and revitalize the skin just in time for the AM. Essence, 20 Dec. 2021 Using a wooden spoon or flexible spatula, mix well to fully hydrate the flour. Washington Post, 19 May 2021 One thing was missing: an assistant coach on a microphone, urging players to hydrate or what station to go to for drills. Garry Smits, USA TODAY, 16 Dec. 2021 Apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to the free strands in the front to hydrate, add shine, and tame any frizz...and you’re all set! Natasha Silva-jelly, Harper's BAZAAR, 23 Nov. 2021

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First Known Use of hydrate

Noun

1802, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1846, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Hydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrate. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for hydrate

hydrate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hydrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a substance that is formed when water combines with another substance

hydrate

verb

English Language Learners Definition of hydrate (Entry 2 of 2)

: to add water or moisture to (something) : to supply (something) with water

hydrate

noun
hy·​drate | \ ˈhī-ˌdrāt How to pronounce hydrate (audio) \

Medical Definition of hydrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a compound (as Glauber's salt) formed by the union of water with some other substance

hydrate

verb
hydrated; hydrating

Medical Definition of hydrate (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cause to take up or combine with water or the elements of water

intransitive verb

: to become a hydrate

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