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 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 The only preparation that Mansor puts into it is to rest the day before and hydrate, not only the night before, but the day of the marathon as well. Gary Curreri, sun-sentinel.com, "Coral Springs golfer hits 100 holes for charity," 17 Dec. 2020 Its powerful combination of wakame algae and hyaluronic acid team up to plump, contour, hydrate, and smooth. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "The Best Black Friday Deals Under $25 Right Now," 27 Nov. 2020 Playa's new, all-natural icy Violet Brightening cleanser takes brass to task while a cocktail of butterfly pea protein, apple cider vinegar, and vitamin C hydrate and add shine for healthier lengths. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Best Purple Shampoos to Preserve Your Hair Color in Lockdown," 18 Nov. 2020 King also noted these eye masks hydrate, moisturize, brighten, smooth, depuff and protect from free radicals. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "8 best under eye patches for dark circles, puffiness and lines," 4 Nov. 2020 The balm features vitamin E and watermelon extract to exfoliate and hydrate chapped lips while leaving a natural pink flush. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "15 Must-Have Items to Shop at Sephora's Holiday Savings Event," 4 Nov. 2020 Here are the best hand creams and lotions to moisturize dry, cracked hands and hydrate skin according to GH Beauty Lab testing and experts, including luxury and drugstore buys, formulas for wrinkles, dryness, cracked skin, and more. Danusia Wnek, Good Housekeeping, "21 Best Hand Creams to Save Your Dry, Cracked Skin," 26 Oct. 2020 The formula combines retinoids, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin, reduce puffiness, and fade dark circles without irritation. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "15 of the Best Retinol Serums and Creams That Will Transform Your Skin," 14 Oct. 2020 The hydrogenated, shelf-stable version of squalene (a lipid naturally produced by our oil glands) closely mimics the natural molecule to hydrate, repair, and protect the skin's barrier. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "The Skincare Dictionary: Every Ingredient Explained," 2 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb This exfoliating toner is one of the most popular on the market to exfoliate, hydrate and balance the skin’s pH. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "24 of the best products for men’s skin care, according to experts," 14 Sep. 2020 Aloe and glycerin work together to hydrate the skin and lock in moisture throughout the day, making this the perfect afternoon pick-me-up! Samantha Driscoll, Better Homes & Gardens, "5 Face Mists To Keep Your Skin Hydrated All Winter Long," 15 Dec. 2020 To hydrate extra-parched strands, Leonor Greyl's brightening purple conditioning treatment is infused with meadowfoam seed oil, rice proteins, and babassu butter. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "The Best Purple Shampoos to Preserve Your Hair Color in Lockdown," 18 Nov. 2020 King said to look out for humectants such as hyaluronic acid to hydrate the skin and make your skin look plumper, which can temporarily soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "8 best under eye patches for dark circles, puffiness and lines," 4 Nov. 2020 Infused with a milky prebiotic serum, Jillian Dempsey’s new 100% natural masks hydrate the eye area while diminishing fine lines—and feel like second skin. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "19 Under-Eye Patches to Banish Puffiness Once and for All," 23 Dec. 2020 The mask claims to hydrate and control frizz with rosehip oil, strengthen the hair and scalp with algae extract, add body and shine with B-vitamins and moisturize with almond oil. Gabrielle Pharms, USA TODAY, "10 amazing beauty gifts from BIPOC-owned brands," 19 Dec. 2020 Peter Thomas Roth Full-Size Hydra Gel Eye Patch Party Under-eye patches can reduce signs of aging and hydrate your skin, which is why dermatologists and makeup artists recommend adding them to your skin care routine. Nicole Saunders, NBC News, "Best Sephora gifts 2020: Holiday beauty gift ideas and guide," 6 Nov. 2020 The luxe beauty brand La Mer offers the Mist, which uses marine botanical extracts to hydrate skin; Pause Well-Aging Hot Flash Cooling Mist relies on plant extracts and a form of menthol to cool skin. Tatiana Boncompagni New York Times, Star Tribune, "Facial mists are soaking up attention," 18 Nov. 2020

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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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Last Updated

17 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Hydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrate. Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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More Definitions for hydrate

hydrate

noun
How to pronounce hydrate (audio)

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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