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HYDRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hydrate mean? 

HYDRATE (noun)
  The noun HYDRATE has 1 sense:

1. any compound that contains water of crystallization

  Familiarity information: HYDRATE used as a noun is very rare.


HYDRATE (verb)
  The verb HYDRATE has 3 senses:

1. supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance
2. become hydrated and combine with water
3. cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to

  Familiarity information: HYDRATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYDRATE (noun)


Sense 1hydrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any compound that contains water of crystallization

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Hypernyms ("hydrate" is a kind of...):

chemical compound; compound ((chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hydrate"):

monohydrate (a hydrate that contains one molecule of water per molecule of the compound)


HYDRATE (verb)


Sense 1hydrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Supply water or liquid to in order to maintain a healthy balance

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the bicyclists must be hydrated frequently

Hypernyms (to "hydrate" is one way to...):

furnish; provide; render; supply (provide or furnish with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 2hydrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become hydrated and combine with water

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Hypernyms (to "hydrate" is one way to...):

change (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


Sense 3hydrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to be hydrated; add water or moisture to

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

hydrate your skin

Hypernyms (to "hydrate" is one way to...):

humidify; moisturise; moisturize (make (more) humid)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "hydrate"):

slack; slake (cause to heat and crumble by treatment with water)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Antonym:

dehydrate (lose water or moisture)


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