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wa'ter of hydra'tion



Chem.
the portion of a hydrate that is represented as, or can be expelled as, water: now usually regarded as being in true molecular combination with the other atoms of the compound, and not existing in the compound as water.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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