hy·​dro·​sol ˈhī-drə-ˌsäl How to pronounce hydrosol (audio)
: a sol in which the liquid is water
hydrosolic adjective

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Think of it as a sampler kit of the Brujita basics: One cleanser, one hydrosol and one Hechizo Facial Serum. Luna Mini 3 Foreo facial cleansing massagers are a key part of countless skin care routine videos on TikTok. Los Angeles Times, 4 Nov. 2021 Baker also sells hydrosol byproduct in her shop, Little Lavender Shop in Newberg, as well. oregonlive, 21 July 2021 For the face, there’s a citrus cleansing toner, designed to reduce inflammation without disrupting the natural pH; a serum that blends rose hip, jojoba, and other nourishing oils; and a floral hydrosol mist. Laura Regensdorf, Vogue, 4 Jan. 2019 Similar to a floral water but more potent, hydrosols contain the water-soluble constituents of a plant such as the volatile oils, and it can be used as a facial toner, the water component when mixing our clay masks, or in an aromatherapy diffuser. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, 29 May 2018 These herbs are then sold either fresh, dried, or in the form of herbal oils, hydrosols, and syrups to herbalists, herbal manufacturers, brewers, chefs, and directly to consumers. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, 28 Aug. 2017 Orange, date and tomato vinegars are on offer, as is apricot-kernel oil, or the hydrosols (flower waters) currently in demand by mixologists. Sylvie Bigar, New York Times, 15 Feb. 2018 That's reason alone to nab one of these — but another one would be the ingredient list filled with aloe extract, rose hydrosol and green tea extract (amongst other botanical goodies) which make for a super hydrating and nourishing eye cream. Sophie Wirt, Allure, 12 Aug. 2017 With a soothing cleanser, calming hydrosol, and hydrating day cream, this pouch has it all. Anya Tchoupakov, Bon Appetit, 10 July 2017 See More

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Word History


hydr- + -sol (from solution)

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydrosol was in 1864

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“Hydrosol.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrosol. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

Medical Definition


hy·​dro·​sol ˈhī-drə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl How to pronounce hydrosol (audio)
: a sol in which the liquid is water
hydrosolic adjective

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