Meaning of hydrate
Pronunciation: (hī'drāt), [key]
— n., v., -drat•ed, -drat•ing.
- any of a class of compounds containing chemically combined water. In the case of some hydrates, as washing soda, NaCO&multiplydot;10HO, the water is loosely held and is easily lost on heating; in others, as sulfuric acid, SO&multiplydot;HO, or HSO, it is strongly held as water of constitution.
- to combine chemically with water.
- hydrate (Thesaurus)