anhydrate

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anhydrate (plural anhydrates)

  1. (organic chemistry) An acid anhydride
  2. (chemistry) The anhydrous form of a normally hydrated compound

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Verb[edit]

anhydrate (third-person singular simple present anhydrates, present participle anhydrating, simple past and past participle anhydrated)

  1. To dehydrate, especially in food processing.
    The Tarim mummies, found in present-day China, were anhydrated naturally by searing desert conditions.