hydrate hy·drate (hī'drāt')
A solid compound containing water molecules combined in a definite ratio as an integral part of a crystal. v. hy·drat·ed, hy·drat·ing, hy·drates
To supply water to a person or thing in order to restore or maintain fluid balance.
|hydrate (hī'drāt') Pronunciation Key
Noun A compound produced by combining a substance chemically with water. Many minerals and crystalline substances are hydrates.