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

For the event, Niantic encourages players to bring a water bottle to hydrate during the daylong catch session. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Here’s the Pokemon Go Fest 2019 map," 10 June 2019 In spring and summer, wear sunscreen and hats to ward off sunburn and hydrate properly—temperatures can sometimes top 100°F. Freelance writer Nneka M. Okona is based in Atlanta. National Geographic, "Find epic stargazing at ‘New Mexico’s Machu Picchu’," 25 Mar. 2019 Tame flyaways and hydrate fried ends while moisturizing and illuminating your skin, all with this standout body oil with a beautiful fragrance that combines rose, bergamot, lychee, woods, and white musk. Tynan Sinks, Allure, "In Defense of "Festival Beauty," Even for People Who Hate Music Festivals," 25 Apr. 2018 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

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The Blanc & Eclare Serein Hydrating Mist is my go-to staple to keep my skin cool and hydrated in the heat. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "8 International Cool Girls Share Their Best Beach Beauty Secrets," 6 July 2019 As part of this initiative, they will be joined by ShopRite Canton’s resident nutritionist for a workshop on hydrating nutrition and elixirs. courant.com, "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 6 July 2019 After bowing to the opposing fans and hydrating under the tent, the team sat on the grass for an announcement by Coach Nop. Max Marshall, SI.com, "Mining the Miracle," 26 June 2019 Rabach says to start with good habits such as getting enough sleep at night, drinking in moderation, and staying hydrated to keep skin healthy. Audrey Noble, Harper's BAZAAR, "How To Get Rid of Laugh Lines With Five Expert-Approved Tips," 25 June 2019 First, Williams recommends washing your hair with the Sulfate-Free Cleansing Shampoo and Moisturizing Curl Conditioner to cleanse and hydrate the hair ahead of styling. Elizabeth Denton, Allure, "Rihanna's Hairstylist Used $5 Hair Gel for Her "Baby Doll" Look for the 2019 BET Awards," 24 June 2019 Douglas was in the middle of an update, speaking about the logistics of keeping the crowd hydrated on a sunny and warm day, when the shots were fired. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "Report: Four injured by gunfire at Raptors victory parade," 17 June 2019 That's important because staying hydrated directly correlates to having more energy. NBC News, "5 surprisingly achievable ways to never skip a P.M. workout again," 4 June 2019 This hydrating formula hugs my lips with a long-lasting finish, and this nude actually looks good on my dark skin tone. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "I Tried Meghan Markle’s Favorite Beauty Products—Here’s What’s Worth Your Money," 24 May 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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The first known use of hydrate was in 1802

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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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