from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a class of chemical reactions, such as the formation of hydrated copper sulfate in aqueous solution, in which solute and solvent molecules combine with relatively weak covalent bonds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An association, or a reaction, of a solute with a solvent

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

  • n. a chemical process in which solvent molecules and molecules or ions of the solute combine to form a compound


solv(ent) + -ation.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
see solve (Wiktionary)



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