solvate

[sol-veyt] Chemistry.
noun
1.
a compound formed by the interaction of a solvent and a solute.
verb (used with object), solvated, solvating.
2.
to convert into a solvate.

Origin:
1900–05; solv(ent) + -ate1

solvation, noun
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solvate (ˈsɒlveɪt)
 
vb
chem to undergo, cause to undergo, or partake in solvation
 
[C20: from solvent]

solvation (sɒlˈveɪʃən)
 
n
the process in which there is some chemical association between the molecules of a solute and those of the solvent. An example is an aqueous solution of copper sulphate which contains complex ions of the type [Cu(H2O)4]2+

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Solvation isomerism occurs when an inner sphere ligand is replaced by a solvent molecule.
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