solvate

1 of 2

noun

sol·​vate ˈsäl-ˌvāt How to pronounce solvate (audio)
ˈsȯl-
: an aggregate that consists of a solute ion or molecule with one or more solvent molecules
also : a substance (such as a hydrate) containing such ions

solvate

2 of 2

verb

solvated; solvating

transitive verb

: to make part of a solvate
solvation noun

Word History

Etymology

Noun

solvent + -ate entry 1

First Known Use

Noun

1904, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of solvate was in 1904

Dictionary Entries Near solvate

Cite this Entry

“Solvate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/solvate. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

solvate

1 of 2 noun
: an aggregate that consists of a solute ion or molecule with one or more solvent molecules
also : a substance (as a hydrate) containing such ions

solvate

2 of 2 transitive verb
solvated; solvating
: to make part of a solvate
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