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hydration Chemical combination of water with another substance, e.g. the addition of water to a mineral (such as anhydrite) to produce a hydrous phase (in this case, gypsum). This usually involves expansion. Hydration may be important in the mechanical weathering of rocks to produce clays and economically important minerals such as kaolin, talc, and goethite.

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hydration

hydration A chemical reaction in which water combines with another substance.

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