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hydrate

noun hy·drate \ ˈhī-ˌdrāt \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of hydrate

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

Recent Examples of hydrate from the Web

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First Known Use of hydrate

1802


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hydrate

verb

Definition of hydrate

hydrated; hydrating
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

hydration

play \hī-ˈdrā-shən\ noun

hydrator

play \ˈhī-ˌdrā-tər\ noun

Examples of hydrate in a Sentence

  1. lotions and creams that hydrate the skin

  2. Drink fluids to hydrate the body.

Recent Examples of hydrate from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'hydrate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of hydrate

1846


HYDRATE Defined for English Language Learners

hydrate

noun

Definition of hydrate for English Language Learners

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


hydrate

verb

Definition of hydrate for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

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hydrate

noun hy·drate \ ˈhī-ˌdrāt \

medical Definition of hydrate

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

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hydrate

verb

medical Definition of hydrate

hydrated; hydrating
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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