Anhydrous vs Hydrate - What's the difference?

anhydrous | hydrate |


As an adjective anhydrous

is having little or no water.

As a noun hydrate is

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anhydrous

English

Adjective

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

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (chemistry) A solid compound containing or linked to water molecules.
  • (inorganic compound, rare) Water.
  • Derived terms

    * carbohydrate * chloral hydrate * decahydrate * dihydrate * dodecahydrate * gas hydrate * hemihydrate * heptahydrate * hexahydrate * methane hydrate * monohydrate * nonahydrate * octahydrate * pentahydrate * sesquihydrate * tetrahydrate * trihydrate * undecahydrate

    See also

    * ("hydrate" on Wikipedia) * water of crystallization

    Verb

    (hydrat)
  • To take up, consume or become linked to water.
  • A lotion can hydrate the skin.
  • (slang) To drink water.
  • Synonyms

    * (to add water to) bewater

    Coordinate terms

    * caffeinate

    Derived terms

    * dehydrate * rehydrate * hydration

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