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hy·​dric ˈhī-drik How to pronounce hydric (audio)
: characterized by, relating to, or requiring an abundance of moisture
a hydric habitat
a hydric plant
compare mesic, xeric


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adjective suffix

: containing acid hydrogen

Examples of hydric in a Sentence

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Secondly, the issue of hydric stress—the effect either of a lack of water, or too much in a short period—is, according to Bunner, more impactful than some have imagined, and set to increase as weather patterns become more unpredictable. WIRED, 8 Oct. 2022 Take the left fork to be immersed into a hydric hammock environment with oak trees and sabal palms lining the way. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 26 Feb. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use


1926, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydric was in 1926

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“Hydric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydric. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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