Definitions for hygroscopicˌhaɪ grəˈskɒp ɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•gro•scop•icˌhaɪ grəˈskɒp ɪk(adj.)

  1. absorbing or attracting moisture from the air.

    Category: Chemistry

Origin of hygroscopic:


hy`gro•sco•pic′i•ty-skoʊˈpɪs ɪ ti(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hygroscopic(adj)

    absorbing moisture (as from the air)


  1. hygroscopic(Adjective)

    Readily taking up and retaining water, especially from the atmosphere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hygroscopic(adj)

    of or pertaining to, or indicated by, the hygroscope; not readily manifest to the senses, but capable of detection by the hygroscope; as, glass is often covered with a film of hygroscopic moisture

  2. Hygroscopic(adj)

    having the property of readily inbibing moisture from the atmosphere, or of the becoming coated with a thin film of moisture, as glass, etc


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