Definitions for humectanthyuˈmɛk tənt; often yu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hu•mec•tanthyuˈmɛk tənt; often yu-(n.)

  1. a substance that absorbs or helps another substance retain moisture, as glycerol.

    Category: Chemistry

  2. (adj.)moistening; diluting.

Origin of humectant:

1650–60; < L hūmectant-, s. of (h)ūmectāns, prp. of (h)ūmectāre to moisten, der. of (h)ūmectus moist, damp

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humectant(noun)

    any substance that is added to another substance to keep it moist


  1. humectant(Noun)

    any substance that promotes the retention of water, especially one used to keep a food product moist

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humectant(adj)


  2. Humectant(noun)

    a diluent drink or medicine


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