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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydrate  \Hy"drate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hydrated};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Hydrating}.] 
  To  form  into  a  hydrate;  to  combine  with  water. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hydrate  \Hy"drate\,  n.  [Gr.  "y`dwr  water:  cf  F.  hydrate.] 
  (Chem.) 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hydrate 
  n  :  any  compound  that  contains  water  of  crystallization 
  v  :  cause  to  be  hydrated;  add  water  or  moisture;  [ant:  {dehydrate}] 




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