Definitions for anhydrousænˈhaɪ drəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

an•hy•drousænˈhaɪ drəs(adj.)

  1. (of a chemical compound) with all water removed, esp. water of crystallization.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of anhydrous:

1810–20; < Gk ánȳdros waterless. See an -1, hydrous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. anhydrous(adj)

    without water; especially without water of crystallization


  1. anhydrous(Adjective)

    having little or no water

Webster Dictionary

  1. Anhydrous(adj)

    destitute of water; as, anhydrous salts or acids


  1. Anhydrous

    As a general term, a substance is said to be anhydrous if it contains no water. The way of achieving the anhydrous form differs from one substance to another. That is to say, anhydrous matter is prepared or used as a form with no water, and specifically the form of a chemical without water of crystallization.


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