solvate

[ sol-veyt ]
/ ˈsɒl veɪt /
Chemistry

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.

Origin of solvate

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

OTHER WORDS FROM solvate

solv·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 (1 of 2)

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+

British Dictionary definitions for solvation (2 of 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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