Definition of hydrate in English:
A compound, typically a crystalline one, in which water molecules are chemically bound to another compound or an element.
- Methane hydrate is an ice-like compound in which methane molecules are enclosed in cavities formed by water molecules.
- Methane hydrates belong to a group of compounds known as gas hydrates.
- Gas hydrate is a crystalline substance composed of gas and water.
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1.1 Chemistry Combine chemically with water molecules: (as adjective hydrated) hydrated silicate crystals
More example sentences
- All ions in solution are hydrated, surrounded by water molecules that bond to it through ionic attractions.
- Water bridges represent the most economical way to hydrate the surface of molecules, with an associated entropic cost.
- Caesium is a weakly hydrated alkaline metal with chemical similarities to potassium.
- Example sentences
- Water retained by the clays increased with both hydratable surface area and layer charge of the clays.
- Moisture retention coupled with the presence of hydratable oxides could result in volumetric instability.
- The solution absorbed by the hydratable layer cannot be discharged by mechanical means.
- Example sentences
- To help your eyelashes stay strong, apply mascaras that condition and strengthen the lash hair with special hydrators like panthenol and keratin.
- Bananas not only make great skin hydrators, they also can improve the health and natural elasticity of your hair.
- Always overloading, he had brought a case of extra ammo for every gun and bow, rations to last three days, the hydrator, a backup tent, and his signaling equipment for Keahi.
Early 19th century: coined in French from Greek hudōr 'water'.
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