a compound formed by the interaction of a solvent and a solute.

verb (used with object), solv·at·ed, solv·at·ing.

to convert into a solvate.

Origin of solvate

First recorded in 1900–05; solv(ent) + -ate1
Related formssolv·a·tion, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for solvate



chem to undergo, cause to undergo, or partake in solvation

Word Origin for solvate

C20: from solvent
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