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Hydrate vs. Anhydrate

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Hydratenoun

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

Anhydratenoun

(organic chemistry) An acid anhydride

Hydratenoun

Water.

Anhydratenoun

(chemistry) The anhydrous form of a normally hydrated compound

Hydrateverb

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

‘A lotion can hydrate the skin.’;

Anhydrateverb

To dehydrate, especially in food processing.

‘The Tarim mummies, found in present-day China, were anhydrated naturally by searing desert conditions.’;

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Hydrateverb

(slang) To drink water.

Hydrateverb

(programming) To load data from a database record into an object's variables

Hydratenoun

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

Hydrateverb

To form into a hydrate; to combine with water.

Hydratenoun

any compound that contains water of crystallization

Hydrateverb

supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance;

‘the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently’;

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Hydrateverb

become hydrated and combine with water

Hydrateverb

cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to;

‘hydrate your skin’;

Hydratenoun

a compound, typically a crystalline one, in which water molecules are chemically bound to another compound or an element.

Hydrateverb

cause to absorb water

‘a powerful moisturizer that hydrates the skin for up to twelve hours’;

Hydrateverb

combine chemically with water molecules

‘hydrated silicate crystals’;

Hydrate

In chemistry, a hydrate is a substance that contains water or its constituent elements. The chemical state of the water varies widely between different classes of hydrates, some of which were so labeled before their chemical structure was understood.

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