from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A solid compound containing water molecules combined in a definite ratio as an integral part of the crystal.
- transitive v. To rehydrate.
- transitive v. To supply water to (a person, for example) in order to restore or maintain fluid balance: "Cold water is the fastest and safest way to hydrate an ordinary athlete” ( Jane E. Brody).
- intransitive v. To become a hydrate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A solid compound containing or linked to water molecules.
- n. Water.
- v. To take up, consume or become linked to water.
- v. To drink water.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compound formed by the union of water with some other substance, generally forming a neutral body, as certain crystallized salts.
- n. A substance which does not contain water as such, but has its constituents (hydrogen, oxygen, hydroxyl) so arranged that water may be eliminated; hence, a derivative of, or compound with, hydroxyl; hydroxide
- transitive v. To form into a hydrate; to combine with water.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To combine or impregnate with water.
- To form into a hydrate.
- n. In chem., a compound of a class which may be regarded as formed upon the same type as water, or by the substitution of a metallic atom, or a basic radical, for one of the atoms of hydrogen in water: for example, HOH, water; KOH, potassium hydrate; NH4OH, ammonium hydrate.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any compound that contains water of crystallization
- v. supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
- v. cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to
- v. become hydrated and combine with water
Methane hydrate is essentially frozen natural gas .... there is enough of it just off the North Carolina coast to power the entire country for the next 50 years ....
A hydrate is created when a molecule of gas — in this case, methane or natural gas — is trapped by high pressures and low temperatures inside a cage of water molecules.
Methane hydrate is a crystalline solid that consists of methane surrounded by a cage of water molecules.
Methane hydrate is a form of water ice that contains a large amount of methane within its crystal structure, called a clathrate hydrate.
The first attempt to place a "dome" over the well failed because of a well-known problem called hydrate crystals.
And in both cases, one of the drugs which was used, at least (ph) in Anna Nicole Smith, was an unusual drug, chloral hydrate, which is not used usually as a sleeping pill.
DAVID CAPLAN, "STAR": An overdose of chloral hydrate, which is a sleeping medication.
· The most common form is dry hydrate, which is very suitable for storage in silos or airtight bags, and easy to transport.
The same operations have also another end -- to transform the purpurin into its hydrate, which is brighter and more solid.
It is generally now termed the hydrate of the oxide of amyl, from amyl being supposed to be its base or radical, as cyanogen is regarded to be the radical of another series of compounds.
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