Definition of Hydrate

1. Noun. Any compound that contains water of crystallization.

Generic synonyms: Chemical Compound, Compound
Specialized synonyms: Monohydrate

2. Verb. Supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance. "The bicyclists must be hydrated frequently"
Generic synonyms: Furnish, Provide, Render, Supply

3. Verb. Become hydrated and combine with water.
Generic synonyms: Change
Derivative terms: Hydration

4. Verb. Cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to. "Hydrate your skin"
Specialized synonyms: Slack, Slake
Generic synonyms: Humidify, Moisturise, Moisturize
Antonyms: Dehydrate
Derivative terms: Hydration

Definition of Hydrate

1. n. A compound formed by the union of water with some other substance, generally forming a neutral body, as certain crystallized salts.

2. v. t. To form into a hydrate; to combine with water.

Definition of Hydrate

1. Noun. (chemistry) A solid compound containing or linked to water molecules. ¹

2. Noun. (inorganic compound rare) Water. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To take up, consume or become linked to water. ¹

4. Verb. (slang) To drink water. ¹

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Definition of Hydrate

1. to combine with water [v -DRATED, -DRATING, -DRATES]

Medical Definition of Hydrate

1. A compound formed by the union of water with some other substance, generally forming a neutral body, as certain crystallized salts. 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. Origin: Gr. "ydwr water: cf. F. Hydrate. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydrate

hydrate (current term)
hydrate crystal
hydrate microcrystal theory of anaesthesia
hydrated alumina
hydrated aluminium oxide
hydrated aluminum oxide
hydrated lime
hydrated oxide

Literary usage of Hydrate

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1875)
""That chloral hydrate is more likely to save life after a fatal dose of ... by the use of chloral hydrate, and consequently much suffering saved. (4. ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"The study was made in the wards of the Philadelphia Municipal Hospital, beginning in 1904, with the object of determining the value of chloral hydrate, ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"In 1808 Gay-Lussac and Thenard showed that the hydrate can be reduced by heating it with finely divided iron and in the same year ..."

4. The Phase Rule and Its Applications by Alexander Findlay (1908)
"It is possible that at some temperature the vapour pressure curve of a lower hydrate may cut that of a higher hydrate. At temperatures above the point of ..."

5. Pharmaceutical Journal by Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1868)
"MAGNETIC hydrate OF IRON. Dr. ATTFIELD, as there were a few minutes to spare before the time for closing the meeting, would fill up the time by describing a ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1915)
"The whole diagram, therefore, shows a succession of stable hydrates, a metastable hydrate, true melting points, a metastable melting point, ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1833)
"The purest samples >f chloral hydrate present the appearance of ordinary alum ... Jacobsen gives the nelting point of pure chloral hydrate as 60° to 51°, ..."

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