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 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 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 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Then apply a mild lactic acid peel, which hydrates, exfoliates, and brightens. Jessica Matlin, Harper's BAZAAR, "Royal Skin-Care Secrets You Need to Try for Yourself," 3 Sep. 2019 And instead of hydrating, occlusive ingredients trap humectants and emollients onto your skin, so your skin can stay hydrated and soft throughout the day. Ashley Weatherford, The Cut, "Everything You Need to Know About Putting Oils on Your Face," 12 July 2018 To hydrate, swim in the pool, catch the mist off the meditation garden’s water feature or guzzle a glass of cota. Andrea Sachs, Washington Post, "Albuquerque," 11 Dec. 2019 Both products work to hydrate, soften, and detangle your hair while leaving it feeling clean but not stripped. NBC News, "Best 12 products for natural hair, according to hair stylists," 10 Dec. 2019 Béla Harmony brings together six herbs, electrolytes and vitamins to hydrate your body, promote a feeling of calmness and deliver anti-oxidative support. Jean Chen Smith, Cincinnati.com, "2019/2020 winter running guide: How to stay warm, safe and healthy," 29 Nov. 2019 These sheet masks deliver nontoxic and plant-based ingredients for firming, hydrating, brightening and retexturizing your derriere. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "5 Holiday Beauty Items We're Loving Right Now, And You Will Too," 28 Nov. 2019 Best Cleanser for Dry Skin: AHC Aqualuronic Cleanser Formulated with three types of hyaluronic acid and ceramides, which help prevent moisture loss, this gentle foaming cleanser hydrates deep while thoroughly removing dirt and other impurities. Alex Warner, PEOPLE.com, "PEOPLE Beauty Awards: The Best Skin Products of 2019," 21 Nov. 2019 Some of the most important ingredients to look for are deeply hydrating ingredients such as ceramides, glycerin, shea butter, dimethicone, and hyaluronic acid. Hana Hong, Marie Claire, "Derms Weigh In on Reddit’s Weirdest Skin Confessions," 8 Nov. 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

15 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Hydrate.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrations. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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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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