from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In physical chemistry, a term suggested to denote supposed compounds of one or more molecules of a solvent either with the ions or with the un-dissociated molecules of a dissolved substance: if the solvent is water, these compounds are called hydrates.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun chemistry A complex formed by the attachment of solvent molecules to that of a solute
  • verb chemistry To form such a complex upon solution

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

  • verb cause a solvation in (a substance)
  • noun a compound formed by solvation (the combination of solvent molecules with molecules or ions of the solute)
  • verb undergo solvation or convert into a solvate


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