What does hygroscopic mean?

Definitions for hygroscopicˌhaɪ grəˈskɒp ɪk

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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

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hygroscopic in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hygroscopic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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