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solvate

Pronunciation: sol'vat

Definition: A nonaqueous solution or dispersoid in which a noncovalent or easily reversible combination occurs between solvent and solute, or dispersion means and disperse phase; when water is the solvent or dispersion medium, it is called a hydrate.

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