Anhydrous vs Anhydrate - What's the difference?

anhydrous | anhydrate |


As an adjective anhydrous

is having little or no water.

As a noun anhydrate is

(organic chemistry) an acid anhydride.

As a verb anhydrate is

to dehydrate, especially in food processing.

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anhydrous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • having little or no water
  • # (chemistry) having no water of crystallization
  • anhydrate

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) An acid anhydride
  • (chemistry) The anhydrous form of a normally hydrated compound
  • See also

    *anhydride *anhydrite

    Verb

    (anhydrat)
  • To dehydrate, especially in food processing.
  • The Tarim mummies, found in present-day China, were anhydrated naturally by searing desert conditions.