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 hydrating gel mask is infused with seawater algin to smooth fine lines and undereye puffiness, yeast extract to detox and hydrate, and strawberry seed extract to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. Celia Shatzman, Forbes, 29 May 2021 Workers will need to have places to take breaks throughout the day to snack and hydrate, and to just give their ears a rest from holding up all that fabric. Rachel Gutman, The Atlantic, 3 May 2021 Hiking tips and tricks Be responsible: Dress appropriately for the conditions, hydrate, check the weather. Shanti Lerner, The Arizona Republic, 30 Apr. 2021 Next comes a facial massage and a white tea facial mask to hydrate and firm skin. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Apr. 2021 Kulia Skincare Kulia Regenerative Face Serum is a powerful elixir of pure oils that nourish, hydrate, and protect face and neck skin. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 28 Feb. 2021 The scrub also contains ultra-moisturizing essential oils that lock in moisture and hydrate skin. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, 9 Apr. 2021 Then, hydrate and protect For more radiance, follow with a layer of moisturizer, like the GH Beauty Lab favorite Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel. April Franzino, Good Housekeeping, 15 Mar. 2021 It is formulated with Niacinamide to reduce appearance of pores and hydrate. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 19 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb That’s because the formula contains herbal extracts like borage and cornflower, which help hydrate skin and control oil. Jennifer Ford, Forbes, 8 June 2021 Coconut oil is packed with vitamin E, antioxidants and natural fatty acids that will help hydrate skin and nourish hair. Marielle Marlys, Good Housekeeping, 27 May 2021 Apply a base coat to hydrate and protect nails and prevent chipping. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, 19 May 2021 Unlike moisturizers, barrier creams are usually thick and do more than just hydrate your visage. Devon Abelman, Allure, 17 May 2021 The hydrating product has hyaluronic acid, watermelon, and hibiscus to hydrate the skin with a few sprays. Jennifer Aldrich, Better Homes & Gardens, 15 Apr. 2021 Face masks are a fun, relaxing way to hydrate the skin. Sydney Poe, chicagotribune.com, 4 Apr. 2021 Free from preservatives, the Systane drops are designed to quickly hydrate dry, sensitive eyes. NBC News, 18 Feb. 2021 After the fixing lotion was removed, a nourishing serum was brushed on as the last finishing touch to hydrate and condition the brow hairs. Sable Yong, Allure, 4 May 2021

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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

10 Jun 2021

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“Hydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrate. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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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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