solvate

[ sol-veyt ]
/ ˈsɒl veɪt /
Chemistry
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. solution of continuity,
  2. solution set,
  3. solutizer,
  4. solutrean,
  5. solvable,
  6. solvation,
  7. solvay,
  8. solvay process,
  9. solvay, ernest,
  10. solve

Origin of solvate

First recorded in 1900–05; solv(ent) + -ate1

Related formssolv·a·tion, noun

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Examples from the Web for solvation

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



British Dictionary definitions for solvation

solvation

/ (sɒlˈveɪʃən) /

noun

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+

solvate

/ (ˈsɒlveɪt) /

verb

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

Word Origin for solvate

C20: from solvent

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Word Origin and History for solvation

solvation

n.

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

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