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- The reaction of a substance with water or its ions.
- destruction of a chemical substance by the addition of the elements in water
Source: Noland, George B. 1983. General Biology, 11th Edition. St. Louis, MO. C. V. Mosby
- A reaction in which a molecule of water is added at the site of cleavage of a molecule to two products.
- The decomposition of organic compounds by interaction with water.
Source: Terms of the Environment