hydrate meaning, hydrate definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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  ( hydrates    plural & 3rd person present)   ( hydrating    present participle)   ( hydrated    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-mass   A hydrate is a chemical compound that contains water.  
usu n/adj N  
...aluminium hydrate.     
2       verb   If a substance hydrates your skin, it makes it softer and less dry.   (=moisturize)  
After-sun products will cool and hydrate your skin.      V n  
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