hydrous

adjective

hy·​drous ˈhī-drəs How to pronounce hydrous (audio)
: containing water usually in chemical association (as in hydrates)

Examples of hydrous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Secondly, there is no indication in the paper about the ratio and timing of these two magmas - hydrous and anhydrous. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 11 Oct. 2010 When water interacts with rock, chemical weathering forms clays and other hydrous minerals that contain water as part of their mineral structure. Mike Wehner, BGR, 16 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydrous was in 1826

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“Hydrous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrous. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hydrous

adjective
hy·​drous ˈhī-drəs How to pronounce hydrous (audio)
: containing water usually in chemical association (as in hydrates)
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