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

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Other Words from hydrate

Verb

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

If you’re pressed for time, hydrate bare nails with a hand cream or cuticle oil and hit with a four-sided buffer to achieve a smooth, even surface. Sarah Ferguson, Marie Claire, "3 Spots You're Forgetting About When Getting Ready," 11 Dec. 2018 But the solution is pretty simple there: hydrate and, if the heat starts to go to your head, just get out, Nelson says. SELF, "Does the Steam Room at the Gym Actually Do Anything?," 4 Jan. 2019 Try a gentle exfoliating cleanser such as Dove Gentle Exfoliating Body Wash ($6, amazon.com), which helps to cleanse, hydrate, exfoliate, and even calm inflamed skin. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, "5 Reasons You're Getting Back Acne — And How to Make It Go Away," 7 Dec. 2018 While Paltrow's go-to pre-bed products clock in at a whopping $603 for the whole cart, at its core, her nighttime routine, clearly, is a surprisingly accessible one: scrub, exfoliate, hydrate, sleep. Andrea Park, Allure, "Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Her Seven-Product Nighttime Routine," 8 Aug. 2018 Additionally, foaming cleansers, gels, and shaving creams can also exacerbate dryness, so stick to cleansers that hydrate. 7. Talia Abbas, SELF, "11 Tips for How to Treat Eczema During the Winter," 7 Jan. 2019 Nucifera’s The Mist touts aloe leaf juice, rosewater, and carrot seed oil; while Bodha Modern Wellness’s Calm Ritual Spray hydrates and soothes your skin with wild geranium and Californian sage essential oil. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "5 Body Mists That Promise a Better Night’s Sleep—And Glowing Skin in the Morning," 29 July 2018 The tea tree oil in it also helps fight breakouts while jojoba, olive, grapeseed oils and aloe vera extract hydrate skin. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "How I Used Korean Skin Care to Treat My Hormonal Acne," 9 Mar. 2018 For another type of treat, hydrate with a Blackberry Crush cocktail next door at Smak, or its famous Bloody Mary with slider, and don't miss the individual s'mores for a perfect afternoon or late-night pick-me-up. Zoe Settle, Town & Country, "What To Do In Telluride This Summer," 18 July 2014

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After gently massaging my lips for about 10 seconds max, my lips were completely bare and felt hydrated from the oil. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Glossier's New $12 Milky Oil Will Change the Way You Take off Your Makeup," 19 Feb. 2019 Bathroom Bathrooms are perfect for plants that thrive in humidity—the steam alone can keep them hydrated. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "Give Your Space A Plant-Over," 8 Jan. 2019 Lacquered maple doesn’t need to be hydrated, but for unfinished maple, stick with a mineral oil that contains no lemon extracts, such as F-One Oil by Music Nomad. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Guitar And Make It Your Own," 7 Dec. 2018 These products will hydrate even my ultra-parched skin for way less. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "How to Fight Acne and Dry Skin in Winter," 13 Nov. 2018 This skin protectant, which is made with oatmeal, shea butter and eucalyptus oil, literally hydrated my hands like no other. Crystal Tate, Woman's Day, "Miracle in a Jar," 18 Feb. 2011 There’s the mental part, too—eating right, and keeping hydrated and rested. Christopher Cason, GQ, "The Real-Life Diet of Jeezy, Who Became a Distance Runner and Lost 60 Pounds," 3 July 2018 Drink up, and get ready to feel better than ever with your brand-new, properly hydrated body. Tehrene Firman, Good Housekeeping, "How Much Water Should You Drink Every Day, According to Experts," 26 July 2018 Pantene’s new revitalizing, travel-friendly ampoules deliver hydrating ingredients that repair damaged lengths in just one minute. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "13 New Beauty Products Worth the Hype in 2019," 9 Jan. 2019

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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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More Definitions for hydrate

hydrate

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hydrate

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

hydrate

verb

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

somewhat technical : 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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