Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

solvate

[sol-veyt]Chemistry
See more synonyms for solvate on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. a compound formed by the interaction of a solvent and a solute.
Show More
verb (used with object), solv·at·ed, solv·at·ing.
  1. to convert into a solvate.
Show More

Origin of solvate

First recorded in 1900–05; solv(ent) + -ate1
Related formssolv·a·tion, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for solvation

Historical Examples

  • On solution in water, hydration or solvation probably takes place with the production of heat.

    Chlorination of Water

    Joseph Race


British Dictionary definitions for solvation

solvation

noun
  1. the process in which there is some chemical association between the molecules of a solute and those of the solvent. An example is an aqueous solution of copper sulphate which contains complex ions of the type [Cu(H 2 O) 4 ] 2+
Show More

solvate

verb
  1. chem to undergo, cause to undergo, or partake in solvation
Show More

Word Origin

C20: from solvent
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for solvation

n.

1909, noun of action from solvate, a verb used in chemistry, from solvent + -ate (2).

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper