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Meaning of HYDRATE

Pronunciation:  'hIdreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any compound that contains water of crystallization
  2. [v]  cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to; "hydrate your skin"
  3. [v]  become hydrated and combine with water
  4. [v]  supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance; "the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently"

HYDRATE is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Antonyms: dehydrate, desiccate, dry up
 See Also: change, chemical compound, compound, furnish, humidify, moisturise, moisturize, monohydrate, provide, render, slack, slake, supply



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hy"drate\, n. [Gr. "y`dwr water: cf. F. hydrate.]
    (a) A compound formed by the union of water with some other
        substance, generally forming a neutral body, as certain
        crystallized salts.
    (b) A substance which does not contain water as such, but has
        its constituents (hydrogen, oxygen, hydroxyl) so arranged
        that water may be eliminated; hence, a derivative of, or
        compound with, hydroxyl; hydroxide; as, ethyl hydrate, or
        common alcohol; calcium hydrate, or slaked lime.
  2. \Hy"drate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Hydrated}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Hydrating}.]
    To form into a hydrate; to combine with water.
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