verb (used with object), solv·at·ed, solv·at·ing.
to convert into a solvate.
Origin of solvate
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On solution in water, hydration or solvation probably takes place with the production of heat.Chlorination of Water
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+
chem to undergo, cause to undergo, or partake in solvation
Word Origin for solvate
C20: from solvent
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