hy·​dro·​sol | \ˈhī-drə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl\

Definition of hydrosol 

: a sol in which the liquid is water

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Other Words from hydrosol

hydrosolic \ˌhī-​drə-​ˈsä-​lik \ adjective

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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, "This All-Green Apothecary in New Zealand Is Worth a Trek Across the Globe," 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, "Meet The Registered Nurse And Herbalist Who Grows Her Own Natural Cures," 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, "Out of Cuttlefish Ink? Try SOS Chefs," 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, "7 Eye Creams Under $20 That Really Work," 12 Aug. 2017 With a soothing cleanser, calming hydrosol, and hydrating day cream, this pouch has it all. Anya Tchoupakov, Bon Appetit, "5 Products That Make Traveling Way More Chill," 10 July 2017

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First Known Use of hydrosol

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hydrosol

hydr- + -sol (from solution)

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The first known use of hydrosol was in 1864

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hy·​dro·​sol | \ˈhī-drə-ˌsäl, -ˌsȯl \

Medical Definition of hydrosol 

: a sol in which the liquid is water

Other Words from hydrosol

hydrosolic \ˌhī-​drə-​ˈsäl-​ik \ adjective

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