hydrate

noun
hy·drate | \ˈhī-ˌdrāt \

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 \ noun
hydrator \ˈhī-ˌdrā-tər \ 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

No wonder thousands of reviewers are using this to tone, hydrate, and refresh. Allure, "The 18 Most Popular Beauty Products On Amazon," 1 May 2018 Of course, that’s not to say that all face mists are the devil’s juice, because some really are formulated to help re-hydrate your skin, and, of course, not every single skin type will turn to dust at the slightest spritz of water. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Surprise: Your Face Mist Might Be Making Your Skin Way, Way Worse," 22 Nov. 2017 Humectants are ingredients that draw water (from the air and from the lotion) into skin and in turn, hydrate skin cells. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018 When compared with things like your heart and lungs, your skin isn’t high on the must-hydrate list, New York City dermatologist Doris Day, M.D., author of Beyond Beautiful, tells SELF. Korin Miller, SELF, "7 Signs You Need to Listen to Your Mom and Drink More Water," 6 Jan. 2018 When milk is cooled, sprinkle culture on top of milk and let hydrate for a minute or two. Caron Golden, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Yogurt: Purely homemade," 25 June 2018 Cult facialist Shani Darden's soon-to-be sold out Texture Reform aims to refine, hydrate, and minimize the appearance of pores by using less invasive Lactic Acid, Aloe, and Reinyl Palmitate. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "5 Expert-Approved Retinol Serums For Summer," 12 June 2018 The most dangerous-sounding issue involves methane hydrate, an ice-like substance full of methane that is present in some ocean sediments. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Submerged permafrost releasing methane, but not into the atmosphere," 24 Jan. 2018 Using light signatures, MISE will also scan the moon's surface to map the distribution of organics, salts, acid hydrates, water ice phases, and other materials that can give hints about Europa’s potential ability to support life. Eric Niiler, WIRED, "How NASA Will Look for Geysers (and Life) on Europa," 14 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

For those who continue to have symptoms, the health department is advising them to stay well-hydrated and seek medical attention if symptoms do not subside or get worse. Wbtv, charlotteobserver, "Authorities investigating outbreak of E. Coli in Alexander County," 22 June 2018 In high temperature conditions, people should limit their time outdoors and stay hydrated by drinking lots of water, the National Weather Service said. Molly Sullivan, sacbee, "It's heating up in the valley. Sacramento to hit 100 degrees this week," 12 June 2018 And blueberries are 85 percent water by weight, which makes them hydrating as well. Molly Kimball, NOLA.com, "Why you should eat blueberries every day (or at least regularly)," 15 May 2018 Starting out with the clarifying shampoo helps remove any product buildup, the Stirrup sisters add, while the moisturizing one helps hydrate and detangle hair. Devon Abelman, Allure, "11 Curl-Washing Tips From Real Women With Kinky-Curly Hair," 12 July 2018 The lightweight oil is infused with Vitamin A and E, which help even out your skin tone, along with lavender, rosemary, calendula, and chamomile oils, which work to hydrate and smooth your skin. Alex Warner, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Uses This Drugstore Body Oil to Get Rid of Stretch Marks," 25 Apr. 2018 Green tea is a great way to hydrate and sneak in extra antioxidants. Stacy Pelekhaty, baltimoresun.com, "New Year, New You: Nutrition for glowing skin, strong nails and shiny hair," 18 Jan. 2018 Maintaining a comfortable room temperature with proper humidity levels above 30 percent will help keep your skin hydrated. Adam Hurly, GQ, "How to Fix Your Dehydrated Skin," 3 July 2018 But either way, moisturizing will help keep the skin hydrated and hasten the healing process. Amanda Macmillan, Health.com, "Can Shaving Cream Treat a Sunburn? A Dermatologist Weighs In on This Home Remedy Gone Viral," 28 June 2018

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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)

: 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 \

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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