Definitions for hygroscopicˌhaɪ grəˈskɒp ɪk

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  1. hygroscopic(adj)

    absorbing moisture (as from the air)

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  1. hygroscopic(Adjective)

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

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  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

  3. Origin: [Cf. F. hygroscopique.]

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