hydration

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hydrate +‎ -ion

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hydration (usually uncountable, plural hydrations)

  1. (chemistry) the incorporation of water molecules into a complex with those of another compound
  2. (biology) the process of providing an adequate amount of water to body tissues
  3. (construction) the chemical reaction by which a substance (such as cement) combines with water, giving off heat to form a crystalline structure in its setting and hardening.

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