hygroscopic

adjective
hy·​gro·​scop·​ic | \ ˌhī-grə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce hygroscopic (audio) \

Definition of hygroscopic

1 : readily taking up and retaining moisture hygroscopic soils
2 : taken up and retained under some conditions of humidity and temperature hygroscopic water in clay

Other Words from hygroscopic

hygroscopicity \ ˌhī-​grə-​(ˌ)skä-​ˈpi-​sə-​tē How to pronounce hygroscopicity (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of hygroscopic

1790, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for hygroscopic

hygroscope, an instrument showing changes in humidity + -ic entry 1; from the use of such materials in the hygroscope

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hygroscopic

adjective
hy·​gro·​scop·​ic | \ ˌhī-grə-ˈskäp-ik How to pronounce hygroscopic (audio) \

Medical Definition of hygroscopic

: readily taking up and retaining moisture glycerol is hygroscopic

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hygroscopicity \ -​(ˌ)skäp-​ˈis-​ət-​ē How to pronounce hygroscopicity (audio) \ noun, plural -ties

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