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 for Water of hydration
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hydration \Hy*dra"tion\, n. (Chem.)
     The act of becoming, or state of being, a hydrate.
     [1913 Webster]
     Water of hydration (Chem.), water chemically combined with
        some substance to form a hydrate; -- distinguished from
        water of crystallization.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  water of hydration
      n 1: the water present in hydrated compounds [syn: water of
           crystallization, water of crystallisation, water of

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