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a compound formed by the interaction of a solvent and a solute.
verb (used with object), solvated, solvating.
to convert into a solvate.
the process in which there is some chemical association between the molecules of a solute and those of the solvent. An example is an aqueous solution of copper sulphate which contains complex ions of the type [Cu(H2O)4]2+
(chem) to undergo, cause to undergo, or partake in solvation


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