Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the incorporation of water molecules into a complex with those of another compound
  • n. the process of providing an adequate amount of water to body tissues
  • n. the chemical reaction by which a substance (such as cement) combines with water, giving off heat to form a crystalline structure in its setting and hardening.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of becoming, or state of being, a hydrate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The process of combining or impregnating with water, or the resulting condition. Also hydratation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the process of combining with water; usually reversible

Etymologies

hydrate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)

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