- chemically combined with water in its molecular form.
- (of paper pulp) beaten until gelatinous for making into water-resistant paper.
Origin of hydrated
- any of a class of compounds containing chemically combined water. In the case of some hydrates, as washing soda, Na2CO3⋅10H2O, the water is loosely held and is easily lost on heating; in others, as sulfuric acid, SO3⋅H2O, or H2SO4, it is strongly held as water of constitution.
- to combine chemically with water.
Origin of hydrate
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Examples from the Web for hydrated
This product should not be confused with ground limestone or hydrated lime.
The fact that it is not caustic, like the hydrated, is in its favor.
Hydrated soaps, both smooth and marbled, are included in this classification, but are soda soaps.
It consists of hydrated silicate of magnesium and, when finely ground, is white and greasy to the touch.
Some of it is ground so fine that it looks like hydrated lime and is used for medicinal purposes.
- (of a compound) chemically bonded to water molecules
- a chemical compound containing water that is chemically combined with a substance and can usually be expelled without changing the constitution of the substance
- a chemical compound that can dissociate reversibly into water and another compound. For example sulphuric acid (H 2 SO 4) dissociates into sulphur trioxide (SO 3) and water (H 2 O)
- (not in technical usage) a chemical compound, such as a carbohydrate, that contains hydrogen and oxygen atoms in the ratio two to one
- to undergo or cause to undergo treatment or impregnation with water
C19: from hydro- + -ate 1
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Word Origin and History for hydrated
1802, "compound of water and another chemical," from French hydrate, coined c.1800 by French chemist Joseph-Louis Proust (1754-1826) from Greek hydr-, stem of hydor "water" (see water (n.1)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A solid compound containing water molecules combined in a definite ratio as an integral part of a crystal.
- To rehydrate.
- To supply water to a person or thing in order to restore or maintain fluid balance.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
- A compound produced by combining a substance chemically with water. Many minerals and crystalline substances are hydrates.
- To combine a compound with water, especially to form a hydrate.
- To supply water to a person in order to restore or maintain a balance of fluids.
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