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 This highly popular mist uses the power of aloe and rosewater to both hydrate and refresh the skin. Banu Ibrahim, CNN Underscored, "What is gua sha? The trendy skin care tool dominating Instagram, explained," 30 Dec. 2019 Just got to get your rest and hydrate as much as possible. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, "Kelan Martin is the Timberwolves’ iron man," 30 Dec. 2019 With hands full of shiny statues, who has the ability to self-hydrate? Dan Snierson, EW.com, "Watch Phoebe Waller-Bridge prepare to host SNL whilst holding three Emmys," 2 Oct. 2019 Formulated with avocado oil to hydrate, cocoa butter to soften, and shea butter to protect from further dehydration, this rich eye cream acts as the perfect barrier against the arid air in the cabin. Andrea Cheng, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Skin Care Routine For Your Next Flight: A Step-By-Step Guide," 30 Aug. 2019 Many methane hydrate deposits exist along the Gulf of Mexico shore and other coastlines. Mark Fischetti, Scientific American, "Climate Solution: Use Carbon Dioxide to Generate Electricity," 17 July 2019 One more test: Can manuka honey hydrate my parched skin? Jaime Osnato, SELF, "I Washed My Face With Manuka Honey for a Week—Here’s What Happened," 6 June 2019 As August continues, experts advise residents to keep an eye on temperatures and limit their outdoor activities, hydrate and monitor children, elderly people and animals accordingly. Alexa Díazstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "After July was named the hottest month ever recorded, a cooldown is expected in Southern California," 6 Aug. 2019 Skin Fetish Sublime Perfection has a serum-like consistency, with ingredients that help hydrate, blur, and smooth the skin. Kirbie Johnson, Glamour, "Pat McGrath’s New Foundation Completely Transformed My Acne-Prone Skin," 29 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In addition to staying hydrated, don’t drink on an empty stomach and if your holiday party rages well into the night, continue to nibble throughout the event. Samantha Cassetty, NBC News, "10 tips to avoid those letting healthy habits slip during the holidays," 11 Dec. 2019 Take precautions by limiting time outside, staying hydrated and taking frequent breaks, meteorologists advise. nola.com, "New Orleans metro under heat advisory on 1st day of summer," 21 June 2019 And to protect yourself from heat illness, which can range from miserable (heat rash, heat exhaustion) to life-threatening (heat stroke), the NPS recommends staying hydrated and taking frequent breaks, preferably in the shade. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "14 Essential Hiking Safety Tips You Should Always Follow," 10 May 2019 Kate Somerville Retinol Firming Eye Cream The ultimate multitasking eye cream, this formula combines retinoids, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate skin, reduce puffiness, and fade dark circles without irritation. Kari Molvar, Vogue, "11 Supercharged Retinol Creams to Transform Your Skin," 19 Dec. 2019 Botanical oils soften and hydrate skin as CBD eases inflammation, which helps reduce swelling and redness. CNN Money, "Why CBD may deserve a place in your skin care routine," 6 Dec. 2019 Then continue to boil, stirring, until the starch in the corn is hydrated and the grits thicken, 1-2 minutes. ExpressNews.com, "Recipe: Traditional Shrimp and Grits," 4 Dec. 2019 Below, 16 water-gel moisturizers that will comfortably lay and hydrate skin to the fullest. Allure, "16 Water-Based Gel Moisturizers That Can Hydrate Your Skin All Year Round," 17 Nov. 2019 Look for products with retinol and peptides as well as hyaluronic acid, which plumps and hydrates skin. Lindy Segal, Harper's BAZAAR, "Derm-Approved Ways to Treat Neck Wrinkles and Sagging," 8 Oct. 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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Last Updated

11 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hydrate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydration?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=h&file=hydrat02. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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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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