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anhydride


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Anhydride  \An*hy"dride\,  n.  [See  {Anhydrous}.]  (Chem.) 
  An  oxide  of  a  nonmetallic  body  or  an  organic  radical,  capable 
  of  forming  an  acid  by  uniting  with  the  elements  of  water;  -- 
  so  called  because  it  may  be  formed  from  an  acid  by  the 
  abstraction  of  water. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  anhydride 
  n  :  a  compound  formed  from  one  or  more  other  compounds  in  a 
  reaction  resulting  in  removal  of  water 




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