Meaning of “anhydrous” in the English Dictionary


"anhydrous" in English

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/ænˈhaɪ.drəs/ /ænˈhaɪ.drəs/

Examples from literature

  • Anhydrous gypsum is a rare variety, into which water does not enter as a component part. 
  • It behaved in fact similarly to the natural anhydrous calcium sulphate which is unaffected by water. 
  • The larger mobile species were, then, practically anhydrous. 
  • The peroxide precipitated from a nitric solution may, under certain circumstances, be anhydrous. 
  • To this last is joined a drying-tube containing chloride of calcium and anhydrous copper sulphate. 

(Definition of “anhydrous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"anhydrous" in American English

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anhydrousadjective [ not gradable ]


chemistry containing no water

(Definition of “anhydrous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)