Origin and Etymology of hygroscopic
hygroscope, an instrument showing changes in humidity + 1-ic; from the use of such materials in the hygroscope
First Known Use: 1790
Rhymes with hygroscopic
arthroscopic, cryoscopic, endoscopic, Ethiopic, fluoroscopic, gastroscopic, gyroscopic, isotopic, lycanthropic, macroscopic, microscopic, misanthropic, periscopic, philanthropic, stroboscopic, telescopic
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