desiccant

noun
des·​ic·​cant | \ ˈde-si-kənt How to pronounce desiccant (audio) \

Definition of desiccant

: a drying agent (such as calcium chloride)

Examples of desiccant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020 Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020 Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020 Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020 Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020 Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020 Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020 Dry goods and some other foods can be safely stored for a long time in a variety of containers, when packaged with the appropriate desiccant or oxygen absorbers. Popular Science, "How to stock your pantry to endure a long, uncertain winter," 9 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of desiccant

1676, in the meaning defined above

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“Desiccant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/desiccant. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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More Definitions for desiccant

desiccant

adjective
des·​ic·​cant | \ ˈdes-i-kənt How to pronounce desiccant (audio) \

Medical Definition of desiccant

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: tending to dry or desiccate

desiccant

noun

Medical Definition of desiccant (Entry 2 of 2)

: a drying agent (as calcium chloride)

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